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Sunday, April 21, 2024

Trenton man videos victim in UF Library West stall

He could face up to five years in prison

A Trenton man allegedly recorded a victim in UF Library West Wednesday while using a urinal without consent.

Bryan Shuping, 55, has since been trespassed from all UF properties and is facing charges of  video voyeurism and battery by touch or strike.

The victim witnessed a phone pointed at them from inside a Library West restroom stall and confronted Shuping, according to the arrest report. 

He admitted to taking the video. 

After the victim said they were going to call the police, Shuping pushed them out of the way and left the restroom, according to the report.

The University of Florida Police Department located and detained Shuping, but upon his arrest, he claimed he was watching YouTube and accidentally dropped his phone whilst using the stall, according to the report.

The recorded video of the victim was found on Shuping’s device, leading him to admit to recording the victim. 

Shuping was arrested for alleged video voyeurism and battery by touch or strike.

Video voyeurism is a sex offense, carrying a third degree felony charge and maximum sentence of five years in prison. Battery by touch or strike is a misdemeanor charge and carries a sentence of up to one year in prison and a fine of up to $1,000.

Before 2016, Shuping has been arrested for alleged aggravated stalking, grand theft, battery on a person 65 years of age or older, driving under the influence, reckless driving, driving while driver’s license suspended or revoked, worthless checks, preventing a firefighter from extinguishing a fire, battery, breach of peace or disorderly conduct, fraud and other offenses, according to court documents.

In some cases, charges were dropped due to insufficient evidence, but Shuping has accumulated  seven first-degree misdemeanors, six second-degree misdemeanors and two third-degree felonies, excluding cases transferred to other courts, according to Alachua County’s public court records.

Contact Kairi Lowery at klowery@alligator.org. Follow her on X @kairiloweryy.

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Kairi Lowery

Kairi Lowery is a second-year journalism major and a metro general assignment reporter for The Alligator. When she's not writing you can find her lounging on the beach with a book or collecting vinyls. 


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