Federal Agent Took Photos of Woman in UW Residence Hall Bathroom

MADISON, Wis. – A federal agent was arrested Tuesday for allegedly taking photos in a women’s restroom at a UW-Madison residence hall, according to police

A victim reported to police that the man Justin T. Fahy, 27, of Monona slipped his phone under the restroom stall and took pictures of her Friday around 2:45 p.m., according to a news release from UW police.

Fahy is a Madison agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, a representative from ATF confirmed to News 3.

Security footage shows that Fahy was in the restroom for at least 14 minutes, officials said.

Police used search warrants to obtain Fahy’s phone. Investigators believe that Fahy is trying to delete evidence, because his phone had been restored to a backup point from earlier this year, according to the release.

Fahy told police that this was a misunderstanding and he went into the wrong bathroom.

Fahy is facing tentative charges of attempting to take photos depicting nudity and disorderly conduct. Fahy has also been formally banned from the UW campus, according to the release.

ATF officials gave a statement regarding the incident:

“Allegations like these cannot and will not be taken lightly,” said Acting Special Agent in Charge Kirk Howard of the ATF Saint Paul Field Division. “Though ATF cannot comment on personnel matters, we will make sure that allegations of impropriety are handled appropriately. We place high value on the trust of the public and will not tolerate any violation of that trust.”

Source: https://www.channel3000.com/news/crime/man-claiming-to-be-federal-agent-arrested-for-taking-photos-in-womens-restroom-of-uw-residence-hall/675045747