‘Ottawa’ Man Arrested in Voyeurism Incidents in Sandy Hill
An Ottawa man was arrested and charged with mischief Sunday after police connected two reports of a man in women’s bathrooms at Sandy Hill sports facilities last month.
A 15-year-old girl was startled by a man allegedly peeping under a stall in the women’s bathroom of the Sandy Hill Arena on April 24. The man fled but police were called.
While officers and investigators were looking into the incident, they discovered another incident of a man allegedly in the women’s bathroom at the University of Ottawa’s Minto Sports Complex on April 15.
In that case, a man matching the description of the April 24 incident was identified, found not to be a student and escorted off the property with a notice of trespass by campus security.
David Bedford, 35, is charged with two counts of mischief and one count of secretly observing or recording a person expecting privacy.
Police continued to investigate and said they were concerned there may have been other incidents that went unreported.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Ottawa Police Service central investigations unit at (613) 236-1222 ext. 5166 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.