UPDATED: Former UBC prof accused of voyeurism

Vancouver, BC, Canada / (CKNW AM) AM980

A former University of British Columbia associate professor is being accused of secretly watching people change clothes while they were taking part in a study on campus.

James Rupert, 56, was charged on June 24 with one count of secretly observing or recording nudity in a private place.

Police say it stems from an incident back in April when people were taking part in a study at the university’s school of kinesiology.

But RCMP Sgt. Drew Grainger says there’s no reason for students or parents to worry because the incident was isolated.

“We were alerted almost immediately, by officials that were in a position to report it to us, and we investigated it immediately.”

He would not say how many victims were allegedly involved, and whether they were students.

In a statement, the university says it is seriously concerned about the allegations.

Rupert is back in court on Sept. 16.

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