Authorities say they have arrested a 19-year-old Marple Township resident on felony child pornography charges and invasion of privacy charges for allegedly 'upskirting' individuals and using a hidden cell phone camera to take video of individuals in public areas and restrooms, including on the campus of Villanova University, without the victims' knowledge or consent.
According to authorities, Vincent Kane, 19, is charged with possession of child pornography, sexual abuse of children, criminal use of a communications facility, intercepting communications, all felony charges, and invasion of privacy and the creation of obscene materials, which are both misdemeanor charges.
Kane surrendered to authorities on Wednesday, October 26 and was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Leon Hunter who set bail at 10 percent of $50,000 which he posted.
Authorities say bail conditions include a psychosexual evaluation, no internet access, no contact with minors and no access to Villanova University. According to Villanova, Kane is a part-time commuter student.
His preliminary hearing is scheduled for November 3.
Villanova University released the following statement:
"We recently became aware that members of the Villanova community were victims of an invasion of privacy. This incident has been the subject of an ongoing investigation since late September, which led to the arrest today of a part-time Villanova student. The University is appalled by the behavior of this individual, and he has been banned from campus since shortly after the investigation began. Throughout the investigation, we have worked closely and cooperated fully with the Delaware County Criminal Investigation Division. The University is committed to providing resources and support to anyone affected by this incident. There is nothing more important than the safety and security of our students and the entire campus community. "