Brunswick police said Monday that a convicted sex offender has been charged with making “nonconsensual videos” of people inside their homes both on the Bowdoin College campus and off campus.

Police charged Stephen L. McIntire, 55, of Bath with six misdemeanor charges of violation of privacy after locating the videos, according to a news release by Cmdr. Mark Waltz.

McIntire was a member of a support group for convicted sex offenders that had met at a Brunswick church until it was told to meet elsewhere after a Nov. 10 sexual assault on the nearby Bowdoin campus.

Bath police were called to a home on Cherry Street in Bath at 6:15 p.m. on Nov. 24 by a woman who said she was hiding in her bedroom and a man was trying to get in.

The 28-year-old woman said she had come home to find the man sitting on her couch exposing himself, police said.

The woman ran upstairs to her bedroom, locked the door, grabbed a handgun and called 911, police said.

The man was gone when police arrived, but Cpl. Michelle Small and police dog Sampson tracked the suspect to a home on Bumpy Hill Road, where McIntire lived. He was not at home, but police got a search warrant and found items linking McIntire to the crime.

McIntire was later arrested and ordered held at Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset on $10,000 bail.

That incident drew the attention of Brunswick police, who had been investigating a series of “peeping Tom” reports on and around the Bowdoin campus.

Police notified all the residents who could be identified in the videos but are releasing no more information about them to protect their privacy, Waltz said.

Brunswick police were assisted by Bowdoin College public safety, the Maine Department of Corrections and the Maine State Police Computer Crimes Unit.

Waltz’s news release made reference to the Nov. 10 sex assault on Belmont Street and two other incidents on Potter and Longfellow streets. The release did not link McIntire to those assaults, saying only that they are atypical for the community and that considerable resources have been and continue to be spent on investigating them.

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