Ex-college student charged with sharing intimate photos


BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP/WTNH) — A former student at Connecticut university has been charged with sharing intimate photos of a female student without her permission.

Authorities say 20-year-old Nicholas Otto-Bernstein faces several charges including illegally disseminating intimate images. He is free on a promise to appear in court.

Police identified Otto-Bernstein as a student at Sacred Heart University but a school spokesman says he has voluntarily withdrawn from the university. A message was left with his attorney.

The 20-year-old woman told police she met the suspect at an off-campus party October 6, 2019. The victim told police she was intoxicated in the early morning and believes that a male student, Nicholas Otto-Berstein, had sex with her without her consent.

She also claimed a nude photograph of her was being circulated online through the mobile app Snapchat, and that this picture was taken without her consent. 

Otto-Berstein, who resides in New York City, turned himself into detectives on January 10, 2020.

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