SMC student accused of recording another student, sharing video on Snapchat

Tristen Lee Campbell (Spartanburg Co. Detention Center)

SPARTANBURG, SC (WSPA) – A Spartanburg Methodist College student is accused of recording another student as he showered and posting the video on social media.

Tristen Lee Campbell, 19, of Cheraw, S.C. faces “peeping tom” charges.

An arrest warrant states Campbell recorded the victim in a dorm bathroom on Sept. 21.

The victim told campus police that he was taking a shower when he heard someone pound on the door moments before breaking into the locked bathroom.

The victim turned his back after the person entered the bathroom, according to a police report.

He told police he was washing his hair and his eyes were closed at the time.

The victim was later approached by another student who reportedly said, “I saw you taking a shower.”

The student told the victim that Campbell posted the video on Snapchat.

SMC President Scott Cochran says Campbell has been suspended from school as the case makes its way through court.

“There is never a good time, never a good time to take a video in that situation, never,” said Cochran.

Fellow SMC sophmore Alex Todd says the arrest was a big topic of discussion in class today.

“I don’t believe Tristen had any bad intentions on what he was doing at all, but, like my teacher said today, it’s not what your intentions are, but it’s what your actually doing, and in the long run that’s what matters.”

Campus police say Campbell admitted to recording the video and sharing it on the social media site.

Campbell was booked into the Spartanburg County Detention Center on Wednesday.