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Tuesday, March 27, 2012 4:20 p.m.

Rhode Island men’s basketball player suspended after voyeurism charges

Rhode Island freshman forward Jonathan Holton took the court January to play the Colonials in the Smith Center. Hatchet File Photo.

Rams freshman forward Jonathan Holton was arrested by Rhode Island campus police Tuesday morning, the Providence Journal reports, and is charged with two counts of video voyeurism.

“[Holton] was arrested following complaints from two students that he took video of two separate sexual encounters with them,” the article said. “The videos were then posted to Facebook. Police said the sex took place on campus last fall and was consensual, but the videotaping was not.”

The Journal reports that Holton is suspended from the Rhode Island program “and all related activities,” and that newly hired head coach Dan Hurley, as well as campus police, declined to comment.

Holton was arraigned Wednesday on two felony counts in district court in Wakefield, R.I., and is “scheduled for a felony screening with the Attorney General’s office on April 27,” the Journal said. He could face up to three years in prison and a $5,000 fine.