A former Sacred Heart University student has been arrested by police for disseminating nude photographs of a female student, police say.
The incident took place on Oct. 6, 2019, when a female Sacred Heart University student reported to police that she believes she was the victim of a sexual assault, said Capt. Brian Fitzgerald of the Bridgeport Police Department.
The victim reported that she was intoxicated in the early morning hours and believed that a man, she identified as Nicholas Otto-Bernstein, 20, of New York City, had sexual intercourse with her without her consent, Fitzgerald said.
The victim also told police that a nude photograph of her was circulated online on Snapchat, he added.
According to the victim, the photograph was taken without her consent.
Investigators were able to determine that Otto-Bernstein took the nude photograph of the victim and disseminated it online to other students, Fitzgerald said.
Otto-Bernstein reportedly withdrew from the college following the incident and investigation.
Detectives did not have probable cause to charge Otto-Bernstein with sexually assaulting the victim, Fitzgerald said.
Detectives did have probable cause for and obtained a warrant for Otto-Bernstein's arrest for voyeurism, unlawful dissemination of an intimate image, dissemination of voyeuristic material.
He is free on a promise to appear ticket in court on Friday, Feb. 28.
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