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Charges target sex taping in dorm

Yale sophomore arraigned in case

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - A Yale sophomore is facing criminal charges, including voyeurism, after showing his four roommates a video of himself and his former girlfriend having sex, according to an arrest warrant.

Casper Desfeux, a Copenhagen native and sophomore who lived in Davenport dorm, told police he recorded the incident without the woman's knowledge using a camera on his Apple MacBook, according to the arrest warrant affidavit.

The woman, who is also a Yale student, found out about the video from one of Desfeux's roommates, according to police.

Desfeux, 20, said he activated the camera because he just "wanted to see if it worked," according to police.

Police say the woman brought the charges to prevent the sexually explicit video footage from being disseminated around the university or on the Internet.

Desfeux was arraigned yesterday in Superior Court on voyeurism and dissemination of voyeuristic materials, officials said.

"This is a misunderstanding involving two young college students," said his attorney, William Dow III. "There was absolutely no distribution of anything on the Internet. We're confident this will be resolved to the satisfaction of all parties."

Desfeux told Yale police he never sent the video to anyone because, at 45 minutes, it was too lengthy to process.

He also said he did not make still photos from it.

Yale police have seized the laptop, camera, and other items, which are being held until they can be delivered to the State Police forensic laboratory for examination, according to the affidavit.

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