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Two Wesleyan officers charged with voyeurism

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Richard Hodge Richard Hodge
Michael Anderson Michael Anderson
MIDDLETOWN, CT (WFSB) -

Two public safety officers who worked at Wesleyan University are accused of spying on a student and were arrested Tuesday morning. Police said they confessed to the crimes, even saying they were sorry. 

On April 8, Middletown police said they received a complaint that said the two Wesleyan public safety officers were videotaping a female student.

Police said that during the investigation, Richard Hodge, 35, admitted to videotaping a student, and Michael Anderson, 34, admitted to receiving a video of the student from Hodge.

Anderson and Hodge turned themselves in after learning that warrants were issued for their arrest.

Hodge was charged with two counts of video voyeurism. Both were charged with disseminating that material.

Campus officials have said little about the incident but told Eyewitness News the two men were fired.

Officers confiscated the cell phones of Hodge and Anderson last spring after sources said Hodge's wife found inappropriate video on her husband's mobile and turned him in.

Authorities said they believe Hodge filmed them. Anderson they said received the recordings and possibly shared one or more of them.

"The student was in her dorm room and one or both them at different times were set up in a building right next door and looking through another window, so they were able to see," said Middletown police Capt. Gary Wallace.

Eyewitness News stopped by Anderson's home in Middletown. His mother only said her son did nothing wrong.

Sources told Eyewitness News these crimes went on for many months.

Sources told Eyewitness News there were multiple secret videos.

"Mistakes in my life have been made, but the onus is upon me to man up to them," Hodge tweeted. "To better myself for my girls."

Eyewitness News talked to Hodge's mother, who said he is remorseful about the incident.

"But whatever he says isn't going to resolve the case anyways," said Hodge's mother, who wished not to be identified.

This is the third voyeurism case at Wesleyan in the past year. Another public safety officer was arrested in 2013 for stealing laptop computers from campus.

Anderson and Hodge were released on $5,000 non-surety bonds and will be arraigned in court next week.

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