Alleged Lakeshore peeping Tom charged

Erik Villumson, 26. Courtesy of Toronto Police.

Mississauga travelling salesman face voyeurism and criminal harrassment charges

Andrew Ardizzi
Senior News Reporter

A man has been charged with eight counts in connection with incidents including voyeurism at student residences.

The accused allegedly stalked Humber College’s Lakeshore residence and University of Toronto’s Mississauga campus between December 2009 and Oct. 30, 2010, Toronto police said in a news release.

Police allege the accused peered through residence windows and looked at women in various stages of undress using binoculars, said Const. Wendy Drummond of Toronto Police Services.

Police allege the accused tried to take photographs of the women on two occasions.

Drummond said the accused worked as a travelling salesman in Toronto and Mississauga and could have been thought unassuming.

“Because of his employment, he doesn’t appear out of place,” she said.

Gary Jeynes, a public safety consultant at Humber, said the safety and security of students is a top priority.

“We want students to report any suspicious activity right away,” said Jeynes. “It’s a very rare occurrence but it’s one that is a concern to the college.”

Jeynes said the college will work closely with Toronto Police Services to limit this in the future.

Investigators believe there may be other victims, and students in residences should take precautions, said Drummond.

“Pull the curtains when privacy is warranted,” she said. Students are encouraged to call Humber College’s department of public safety if they see any suspicious activity.

Erik Villumson, 26, of Mississauga, was arrested Oct. 30 and appeared in court at Old City Hall Oct. 31. Villumson was released and faces Courtesy Toronto Police an undetermined date in court.

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