Bemidji doctor accused of bathroom peeping in Louisiana
BEMIDJI - A Bemidji area doctor specializing in child and adolescent psychiatry faces a charge of being a Peeping Tom in Louisiana after allegedly spying on another person in a college men's room.
Dr. James Richard Jarmuskewicz, 57, of Wilton, was booked Monday into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on one count of Peeping Tom. The charge carries a maximum penalty of six months in prison and a $500 fine.
Jarmuskewicz was arrested Monday afternoon by Louisiana State University police after a complainant told police that Jarmuskewicz had spied on him under a bathroom stall Sunday in the LSU library.
During a search, a mirror was located in his front pants pocket. Jarmuskewicz did not provide officers with an explanation for the mirror and denied looking under bathroom stalls, according to an affidavit of probable cause.
According to court documents, Jarmuskewicz said he was in New Orleans to attend a professional conference and was in Baton Rouge to read at the LSU library.
Parish prison personnel said Jarmuskewicz was released Wednesday on a $5,000 bond.