PITTSBURG — Two Pittsburg State University employees were arrested Thursday night, on breach of privacy and stalking charges.
According to a release from the Pittsburg Police Department, Peter A. Rosen, 47, of Pittsburg, an associate professor and chair of Accounting and Computer Information Systems, was arrested after the PPD served a search warrant at 2305 S. Joplin, Apt. 17, in Pittsburg.
According to the release, the “warrant pertained to the illegal videoing, and the subsequent dissemination of that video, of another identifiable person who is nude or in the state of undress.”
During the search, several items believed to be associated with the commission of these Crimes were allegedly located within the residence.
Rosen was arrested on two counts of felony breach of privacy, and was released on a $5,000 bond.
Barry J. Wilson, 39, of Pittsburg, an associate professor and chair of Graphics and Imaging Technology, was arrested at another location on charges of misdemeanor stalking allegedly related to the case. He was released $2,000 bond
Pittsburg State University placed both on administrative leave.
“We take these charges very seriously and are actively working with law enforcement,” said Lynette Olson, Provost and vice president for academic affairs in a release. “Both Rosen and Wilson have been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.”
According to the release, university administrators met with faculty within the department of Graphics and Imaging Technology, and Accounting and Computer Information Systems this morning to make them aware of the matter.
The investigations into these incidents are ongoing at this time. Anyone having information related to these incidents, or other crimes, is urged to contact the Pittsburg Police Department at (620) 231-1700, or at the tip line, (620) 231-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous.