UC Berkeley student arrested on suspicion of peeping

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After two peeping incidents were reported in the same residence hall at UC Berkeley over the past two weeks, one student who lives there has been arrested.

At around 7:15 p.m. Monday, an 18-year-old female resident was showering in a fifth floor coed restroom in Unit 2’s Davidson Hall when she noticed someone  in the neighboring stall pointing an iPhone from above the partition separating the two, according to UCPD Capt. Margo Bennett.

According to Bennett, the victim screamed, causing the suspect to flee. Police arrested freshman Wenchuan “Winston” Li, who the victim said entered the bathroom shortly after she did and was seen by other students fleeing the scene.

Li lived in Davidson at the time of the incident, according to Bennett. Officers did not find photos or video from the incident on Li’s phone but it was confiscated by police along with a camera and laptop.

According to Berkeley Police Department Sgt. Mary Kusmiss, Li was booked at the Berkeley Jail Facility on one misdemeanor charge and was released several hours later on $5,000 bail.

A separate incident took place Apr. 7 in a third floor restroom in Ehrman Hall at Unit 2. The victim, an 18-year-old female, said  she was taking a shower at approximately 11 p.m. when she noticed someone standing outside her shower door holding a blue digital camera, according to Bennett.

The suspect fled when she screamed, and has not been identified, Bennett said.

At least five other peeping incidents occurred between Feb. 16 and March 22. Several residents reported people peeping from gaps under the shower stalls or holding cell phones over the top of the stall door.

There were six peeping incidents reported to UCPD in 2011, according to Bennett. The six incidents last year all took place between January and April.

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  • Guest

    Any updates on this story? Does Wenchuan Li the pervert still live in dormitory? Did his floormates run him out on a rail or castrate him for being a perverted fuck?

  • Guest

    Wenchuan LiThe perverted fuck has an account on http://www.essayforum.com/index.php?action=userinfo&user=22728:Username:winstonli
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  • Current student

    is anybody surprised that it’s an Asian guy ?

    anybody ?

    •  lmao considering asians make up half the population here, no
      use some probability asshole

  • Guest

    For his lascivious actions, Wenchuan Li (aka Winston Li) needs to be castrated with a dull chainsaw.

    • Nunya Beeswax

       That seems rather extreme.  Why not just put him in the stocks naked for 8 hours?  Then the women from the dorms can come, pelt him with garbage, and point and laugh.

      • Guest

        People like Winston Li/Wenchuan Li are sick fucks. Put him on the stocks, pelt him with garbage and mock him, and then castrate the motherfucker. I cannot tolerate such perverts who sexually harass others.

  • FireBlogger

    Coed bathrooms, why?

  • Froos

    we need more diversity. i want a black sexual predator instead of a chinese pervert on campus.

  • Fail Of Fail

    Hey Officer Ruffin: your advice that students take along a friend when they use the bathroom really turned out to worthwhile… oh wait, no it didn’t.
    It was one of the stupidest things ever to pass between the lips of one of UCPD’s finest, and that’s really saying something.

    • libsrclowns

      Was she showering with a friend? Was Li her friend?

      Will the pictures be introduced as evidence?

  • Lionking14

    hahaha this is so ridiculous . That guy will never be able to live on his floor again. 

    Winston Li hahaha sounds like a GDI faggot who couldnt get any real pussy 

    • Fail Of Fail

       “never be able to live on his floor again”

      ya think?
      probably they’ll throw him out of UC and he’ll spend his life on the sex offender list.
      not living in the dorm is the least of his worries.

      “GDI faggot”
      … takes one to know one, eh?

      • Lionking14

        You fucking faggot, i am in PIKE , come fight me asshole. 

        come outside my house and challenge me asshole 

        • LOLZ

          Welcome to the internet, you must be new here

        • Guest

          Your homophobic comments are utterly despicable. Shame on you, Lionking14!

          What have you against gays and lesbians?

        • Nunya Beeswax

           Ooh, an Internet Tough Guy. 

  • Anonymous?!

    Is it ok for the press to release personal information (name, where suspect lives, etc.) so easily, even more so while completely protecting even the identity of the victims?
    I feel some “bias-y” here.
    Not that I’m trying to stand up for the suspect, oh no.
    What he did was horrible — horrible indeed.

    • Adsahjh

       Why wouldn’t you protect the identity of the victim? If this goes to court, then she should lose her anonymity in accordance with the Confrontation Clause of the 6th Amendment (although various laws protecting victims infringe on it), but she did nothing wrong. It’s a completely ridiculous comparison to make–he may or may not be guilty. She certainly is not.

      And it’s not the Daily Cal that releases this–the police does. The Daily Cal just reports it, as all newspapers do with newsworthy arrests.

      Now, it’s a fair argument to question the police practice of routinely releasing the names of all arrested before a full investigation has been conducted. I’m uncomfortable with it because it can sully the reputation of people clearly nabbed for things they didn’t do. But this is a lot more complicated than you make it out to be.

      (Sorry, don’t mean to be a dick or a pedant, but this really is complicated.)

      • Guest

         Are there only co-ed restrooms in the dorms?

        • Adsahjh

          I don’t know why this is in reply to my post, but my dorms are co-ed, and all the co-ed dorms have co-ed bathrooms. Some dorms have a single all-female floor, and there is one all male and one all female dorm. Most freshies, though, have co-ed bathrooms.

      • Guest

        “And it’s not the Daily Cal that releases this–the police does. The Daily Cal just reports it, as all newspapers do with newsworthy arrests.”
        Which is fine for the police to do, but there’s no reason that a newspaper has to repeat it.   For example, juvenile offenders are kept anonymous.  

        It’s okay for a newspaper to think for itself and decide that not everything needs to be released. In other countries news organizations have policies of never showing a person in handcuffs until they’ve been declared guilty.    We can have our cake and eat it too.

        • Adsahjh

          We have this lovely thing called freedom of the press that other countries (like France, which forbids its newspapers from releasing polls the day of an election, for example) don’t have to the same degree. You don’t like it? Move to a country that gives you less freedom.

          If you don’t like a newspaper’s policy, then don’t buy it. Since you don’t pay for the Daily Cal, your opinion is marginally relevant, at best.

    • Guest

      Uh, what part of the term ‘VICTIM’ do you NOT understand?? Save your rightous indignation for when you grow up, Pal, cuz right now? You’re just an unknowing, dumbass moron. You’ll realize that someday, if your unfortunate spouse is so lucky.