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Posted: 9/9/2004 5:01:34 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/9/2004 5:24:36 AM EST by 95thFoot]

Students admit filming couple having sex

September 9, 2004, 8:48 AM EDT


ITHACA, N.Y. -- Two Cornell University students have pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct charges for secretly filming a couple having sexual intercourse.

Michael Pusateri and Kristoffer Kaminski, both 21, were ordered to complete 50 hours of community service and pay a $150 fine.

The pair had been charged with second-degree unlawful surveillance, a felony, but were offered a plea deal down to the violation-level charge of disorderly conduct.

Police said Pusateri and Kaminski filmed the unnamed couple through a window in October 2003. There was no indication the couple knew they were being filmed, police said.

Immediately after court adjourned Wednesday, Judge Judith Rossiter ordered all court and police records on the case sealed.

The case follows the arrest of David Church, a 44-year-old Ithaca landlord who was charged with 10 counts of second-degree unlawful surveillance after police found hidden cameras he had placed in apartments rented out to college students.



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Rich kids with VERY good lawyers.....

Link Posted: 9/9/2004 5:02:51 AM EST
I was under the impression that filming video was entirely within the law, but not if there was audio along with it.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 5:03:12 AM EST
oh look!

someone else to hate!!!
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 5:06:54 AM EST

Originally Posted By hielo:
I was under the impression that filming video was entirely within the law, but not if there was audio along with it.


At least one party being recorded has to know the recording was being made, unless its an event thats occuring out in the public where there is no expectation of privacy.

Thats a local case BTW.

Our other current local recording case involves a local landlord who has been caught videotaping his female tenants in their bathrooms.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 5:09:06 AM EST
Hmmmmm. And just think, if they hadn't been caught, the video would probably have turned up here by now. LOL. I am sure it was destined for the net.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 5:09:26 AM EST

Originally Posted By tcsd1236:

Originally Posted By hielo:
I was under the impression that filming video was entirely within the law, but not if there was audio along with it.


At least one party being recorded has to know the recording was being made, unless its an event thats occuring out in the public where there is no expectation of privacy.

Thats a local case BTW.

Our other current local recording case involves a local landlord who has been caught videotaping his female tenants in their bathrooms.



As I understand it, videoing through a window, as long as their was no audio was legal. Or am I mistaken? I remember a judge deciding that there was no expectationof privacy in front of a window.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 5:17:33 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/9/2004 5:19:45 AM EST by 95thFoot]
More.....

Frat brothers charged for filming sex
2 Cornell students accused of spying on couple through window

JENNIE DALEY
Journal Staff

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Pusateri



Kaminski

Safety meeting

Common Council Alderman Michael Taylor, D-4th Ward, and Gayraud Townsend, D-4th Ward, will host a forum at noon Tuesday, Sept. 7, in front of the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts to discuss safety issues affecting the Collegetown area.

For more information, contact Taylor at 592-3787.


ITHACA -- Two Cornell University students were arrested Wednesday for allegedly filming two people having sexual intercourse in the fall of last year, according to police documents.

Michael Pusateri, 21, and Kristoffer Kaminski, 21, are both members of Delta Phi fraternity. Police said the two filmed the couple through a window in October of 2003 and that there was no indication that the couple knew they were being filmed.

Michael Taylor, D-4th Ward, is a member of Ithaca's Common Council and a former member of Interfraternity Council. News of the arrest added to Taylor's concern for his Collegetown constituents.

"This is very unfortunate," Taylor said. "I hope the actions of a few don't let the many good deeds of the Cornell Greek system speak for them.

"We'll be definitely thinking about more ways to get across the seriousness of this kind of thing, how blatantly inappropriate and wrong this kind of conduct is."

Pusateri and Kaminski have been charged with unlawful surveillance in the second degree, a class E felony, and are scheduled to appear at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8 in Ithaca City Court.

"The charges against the two men are very disturbing," said Tommy Bruce, Cornell vice president for communications and media relations.

According to the Cornell University Web site, Kaminski is a hotel major from Wisconsin Dells, Wis. and a vice president of Delta Phi Fraternity. He worked with the school's orientation program.

This episode follows the recent arrest of David Church, a local landlord. Church, 44, was charged with 10 counts of unlawful surveillance in the second degree after police found hidden cameras he had placed in apartments rented out to local college students. The charges relate to incidents beginning in May 2003 and carrying through last week.

In court documents, Church is recorded as admitting that he set up video cameras in two of his rental properties at 404-406 University Ave. and 108 Yates St. He is also recorded as saying that he set up the cameras in bathrooms and would watch the footage in real time and then "later edited out the dead stuff."

School officials said that both Cornell and Ithaca College students lived in the apartments where cameras were found.

Church filed pleas of not guilty during his recent arraignment hearings.

The District Attorney's office must now decide whether to indict Church before a grand jury.

These two incidents occur at a time when 15 reports of a man entering the home of a sleeping person are still unresolved. Of those instances, more than half have occurred in the Collegetown area.

"The first thing we are going to do is reach out to the entire community," Bruce said of Cornell's reaction. "We're going to look at what we do, take a long look at our program and talk to city officials and landlord organizations to explore what can be done."





Link Posted: 9/9/2004 5:17:34 AM EST
Okay...I'll say it.

THIS THREAD IS ABSOLUTLEY WORTHLESS WITHOUT PICS!


or video at least.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 5:19:10 AM EST
it also has nothing to do with the AWB...
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 5:22:52 AM EST

Originally Posted By hielo:
As I understand it, videoing through a window, as long as their was no audio was legal. Or am I mistaken? I remember a judge deciding that there was no expectationof privacy in front of a window.


I have never heard of such a decision. And as usual, the facts of each case are different and go a long ways towards a particular decision given a specific set of facts. A voyeuristic couple that knowingly does the act on an enclosed balcony in public view of a high rise would have a different expectation of privacy than you doing the deed mrs heilo in your bedroom with the curtains drawn
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 5:22:54 AM EST
They were in the process of watching someone stuffing it in her pooper and were going to post pics....
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 5:24:15 AM EST
You also have to understand the city this was heard in, the court involved and the sitting judge. All very liberal.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 5:28:53 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/9/2004 5:29:14 AM EST by DK-Prof]
You think THAT's bad news for a frat?


How about finding a DEAD homecoming queen in the frathouse when giving a tour?

www.cnn.com/2004/US/09/08/fraternity.death.ap/index.html

FORT COLLINS, Colorado (AP) -- A 19-year-old former homecoming queen was found dead at a Colorado State University fraternity over the weekend, and the fraternity chapter was suspended by its national headquarters.

The body of Samantha Spady, a sophomore from Beatrice, Nebraska, was found Sunday evening in a lounge at the Sigma Pi fraternity by a member giving a tour of the house. Police suspect drinking contributed to her death but are waiting for the results of toxicology tests.

Police spokeswoman Rita Davis said there was no sign of foul play, leading police to close their criminal investigation. However, it could be reopened if investigators discover someone else provided the underage student with alcohol.

The fraternity's suspension means there will be no social activities at the house pending the results of an investigation but the members can continue living there, said Mark Briscoe, national executive director of Brentwood, Tennessee-based Sigma Pi.

Meanwhile, police were trying to determine how Spady ended up at the fraternity. Davis said Spady was involved in a minor car accident on Saturday and called friends to pick her up. She said the friends indicated she was not drunk at the time.

It's not clear whether Spady drank at the fraternity house on Saturday night but police believe members of the fraternity checked on the sophomore business major and thought she had passed out.

Fraternity president Darren Pettapiece said there was no party at the house. CSU fraternities and sororities have been banned from having organized drinking parties at their houses since 2002 and must instead rent a site for such events.

Adam Tatro, 23, who attended high school with Spady, said he did not understand why no one took her to the hospital.

Spady was an honor student, cheerleading captain, homecoming queen and president of her class in Beatrice, a town of about 13,000 in southeastern Nebraska.

"This just doesn't seem like her at all," Tatro said. "Sam, she was a smart girl. If you knew her at all through high school, she wasn't getting in trouble. She wasn't out doing stupid things."

University president Larry Penley said Tuesday that he is creating a task force to look into alcohol abuse on campus.

The university will also review whether Sigma Pi should remain sanctioned by the school once the police investigation is complete, said Anne Hudgens, the school's campus life director.

Sigma Pi was disciplined in March for having a party and a keg at the house. Six fraternity members are also being sued by a man who said they assaulted him last summer when he accidentally drove on the fraternity's property with his wife and 12-year-old daughter.

Link Posted: 9/9/2004 5:30:40 AM EST

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
You think THAT's bad news for a frat?


How about finding a DEAD homecoming queen in the frathouse when giving a tour?



One of the local frats came back from Christmas break and found a guy dead in their chimney where he had become wedged while trying to play Santa before Christmas break.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 5:31:21 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/9/2004 5:31:38 AM EST by PAEBR332]

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
You think THAT's bad news for a frat?


How about finding a DEAD homecoming queen in the frathouse when giving a tour?

www.cnn.com/2004/US/09/08/fraternity.death.ap/index.html

FORT COLLINS, Colorado (AP) -- A 19-year-old former homecoming queen was found dead at a Colorado State University fraternity over the weekend, and the fraternity chapter was suspended by its national headquarters.

The body of Samantha Spady, a sophomore from Beatrice, Nebraska, was found Sunday evening in a lounge at the Sigma Pi fraternity by a member giving a tour of the house. Police suspect drinking contributed to her death but are waiting for the results of toxicology tests.

Police spokeswoman Rita Davis said there was no sign of foul play, leading police to close their criminal investigation. However, it could be reopened if investigators discover someone else provided the underage student with alcohol.No, I'm sure she brought her own alcohol to the frat party.
<snip>

Link Posted: 9/9/2004 5:32:52 AM EST

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
You think THAT's bad news for a frat?


How about finding a DEAD homecoming queen in the frathouse when giving a tour?

www.cnn.com/2004/US/09/08/fraternity.death.ap/index.html

FORT COLLINS, Colorado (AP) -- A 19-year-old former homecoming queen was found dead at a Colorado State University fraternity over the weekend, and the fraternity chapter was suspended by its national headquarters.

The body of Samantha Spady, a sophomore from Beatrice, Nebraska, was found Sunday evening in a lounge at the Sigma Pi fraternity by a member giving a tour of the house. Police suspect drinking contributed to her death but are waiting for the results of toxicology tests.

(snip)



Holy SHit! Where's that smiley with the jaw dropping to the floor??
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 5:33:21 AM EST

Originally Posted By hielo:
I was under the impression that filming video was entirely within the law, but not if there was audio along with it.



Peeping toms are not allowed. Sounds like they were right up at the window. From a distance it's okay
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 5:37:39 AM EST
Here are some pictures from Animal House Delta House Phi, the guys' frat. Must be nice to get wasted and live on mom and dad's money ...Each one should be wearing a black sweater that says, "COLLEGE".....www.deltaphi.org/cornell/undergraduates.cfm
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 5:41:46 AM EST
Coundn't get in a fraternity eh?

TXL
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 5:48:29 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/9/2004 5:57:29 AM EST by 95thFoot]

Originally Posted By TxLewis:
Coundn't get in a fraternity eh?

TXL



In my undergrad college, there weren't any- they'd been kicked out years before. Grad school had a lot of undergrad frats, some of which were always getting in the news for various crimes. (I went to UMass- there's a reason they call it ZooMass....)

But if you're in grad school, esp. if you are a research or teaching assistant, you don't want to be caught dead around undergrads, let alone undergrad frats.....professional fraternities are a different story, though.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 5:51:01 AM EST
Man we did that all the time. Sometimes with people watching too....sometimes with a live feed piped into another room with 20-30 people drinking beer. It's fun to watch your buddies fuck and then make fun of their asses later.

It was called a "watch job."
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 5:59:38 AM EST
I wonder how minor the auto accident was? Could she have died of an injury received then? A ruptured spleen or something?
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 6:17:31 AM EST


Isn't this guy a figure skater?
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 6:24:14 AM EST
You know if it was one of us that got caught we'd have to register as sex offenders and the whole nine yards.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 5:25:30 PM EST

Originally Posted By painrx:
You know if it was one of us that got caught we'd have to register as sex offenders and the whole nine yards.


Only if you were convicted of a sex offense.
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