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Letter states former police captain photographed unsuspected women inappropriately

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MADISON (WKOW) -- A termination letter to former UW Police Captain Peter Ystenes states he photographed and videotaped unsuspecting women inappropriately, including taking video images of female co-workers under tables during meetings.

The March letter from UW Police Chief Susan Riseling to Ystenes also says he used state computers to view pornographic web sites.

The letter references the veteran law enforcement officer took thousands of secret photographs and videos over a six year period.

The letter states "...using state cell phone, you followed and photographed women in stores."

UW Police spokesperson Marc Lovicott says an investigation continues, with participation by the Dane County Sheriff's office, and includes attempts to identify and contact photographed or videotaped women, to determine if they wish to press charges over being targeted.

In an email to 27 News, UW attorney John Dowling wrote he was denying the station's request to inspect records related to the investigation of Ystenes, citing the on-going probe, and stating criminal charges could be lodged against Ystenes.

Sheriff's spokesperson Elise Schaffer tells 27 News deputies have yet to refer any investigative reports to the district attorney.

Ystenes previously failed to respond to a phone call from 27 News, and a visit to his home by a reporter. Ystenes' attorney, Brian Brophy, has yet to respond to a request for comment from 27 News.

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