Student may spend year in jail for masturbation cam in college library [NSFW]

In Corvallis, Oregon, a 19-year-old is facing a public indecency charge that might put her behind bars for filming herself masturbating in the campus library of Oregon State University.

Oregon State Police charged student Kendra Sunderland on Tuesday after obtaining footage of her video, which shows Sunderland flashing and mooning the camera several times and touching herself. The video was taken in October on the sixth floor of OSU’s Valley Library. (She was a student at the time of the video’s production, though now, as The Smoking Gun has indicated, she is not currently enrolled in classes.)

The video, embedded below (NSFW), runs a little over half an hour and went viral. The school found out about it on the same day that they alerted the authorities.

“This is not how we want the university to be perceived,” said OSU spokesperson Steve Clark. “This is not what Oregon State is about.”

A public indecency charge in the state of Oregon could cost Sunderland up to $6,250 in fines and up to a year in jail.

According to The Oregonian, the Valley Library measures at 340,000 square feet — a space that is too large, Clark admitted, for security to monitor in its entirety 24/7, thus leaving it vulnerable to shenanigans such as Sunderland’s NSFW clip.

Ed note: The video below has been widely circulated and, while not technically classified as “hardcore porn,” is still highly explicit. You’ve been warned, American workforce—watch at your own risk.

UPDATE: According to Oregon Live, Sunderland pleaded not guilty to the public indecency charge. Her attorney, Mark Finn, maintains she is still unaware of how the video was leaked and/or got circulated online. “Ms. Sunderland stated that she knows people and sometimes herself gets pleasure from seeing the webcams,” according to Finn’s statement on behalf of his client. Her next hearing is scheduled for April 28.
[h/t Gawker | video: vid.me]