An Iowa man was arrested after being accused of breaking into multiple women's homes.
Trenton Williams, 29, is accused of recording women while they were sleeping.
Williams is facing various charges, including three counts of stalking.
An Iowa man was arrested on Friday after being accused of breaking into college women's apartments and recording them while they were sleeping, according to the Des Moines Register and local police.
According to a news release from Ames Police Department, the man is identified as 29-year-old Trenton Williams. The news release said that Williams' arrest is linked to an investigation that started in May 2019 after several college women reported break-ins at their apartment buildings in Campustown, located near Iowa State University.
"In many of the cases, Williams did not steal items, but he stood in the victim's rooms while they slept and video recorded them," the news release said. "These incidents continued and escalated in November 2020 when Williams assaulted a victim inside her apartment."
Police Commander Jason Tuttle told the Des Moines Register that a victim of one of the incidents showed police a video of Williams intruding in her apartment, which allowed them to obtain search warrants to investigate the suspects' apartment and his other belongings, including his cellphone, the news release said.
"That's where we found further videos of him going inside to many apartments and filming girls as they slept," Tuttle told the publication.
According to the news release, the investigation is ongoing. As the Des Moines Register reported, police are working to determine if the victim's apartments that were targeted are random or if the suspect knew them.
"He lived in the area, (and) we believe he was probably likely watching some of these women, which really concerns us especially with his escalating behavior," Tuttle told the publication.
Williams faces various charges, including three counts of stalking, assault with intent to commit sexual abuse, three counts of trespass, theft, and harassment among other charges, the news release said.
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