Brief: Desfeux’s ’10 voyeurism hearing delayed until next year

A plea hearing for Casper Desfeux ’10 — the Davenport College student who was charged with voyeurism and dissemination of voyeurism in September — has been delayed until Jan. 24.

Desfeux’s lawyer, William Dow III ’63, said the hearing was delayed because the prosecution needed more time to examine evidence it had obtained from Desfeux. Dow declined to comment on what pieces of evidence still needed to be examined.

Supervisory State’s Attorney David Strollo, who represented the alleged victim at an Oct. 12 hearing, could not be reached for comment Thursday.

Desfeux recently submitted an application for accelerated rehabilitation — a special form of probation available to first-time offenders of minor crimes. If the application is approved, Desfeux’s charges would be dropped, pending successful completion of a probation period of up to two years.

If Desfeux were to commit a crime during his probation period, the original voyeurism charges would be reinstated.

Desfeux was arrested in September for allegedly videotaping himself and a female acquaintance having sex on his Apple MacBook and showing the footage to his four suitemates without her consent.

At the Oct. 12 hearing, Strollo said his client had been notified of the application. Strollo asked the judge in October to delay the hearing so that certain items, including an external hard drive that Desfeux has said may contain the video, could be examined in a state forensic laboratory.

Voyeurism and dissemination of voyeurism are both class D felonies.

-Bharat Ayyar

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