Minnesota doctor facing “peeping tom” charge

By KBJR News 1

June 10, 2014 Updated Jun 10, 2014 at 7:09 PM CDT

Bemidji, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- A Minnesota psychologist’s career may be in jeopardy after allegedly getting caught prowling in a campus bathroom.

A Bemidji-area psychiatrist expected to make his first court appearance later this month, in Louisiana on a “peeping tom” charge. 57-year-old Dr. James Jarmuskewicz specializes in child and adolescent psychiatry.

Jarmuskewicz practiced child psychiatry at a private mental health clinic in Bemidji, MN. A receptionist there now says he no longer practices there.

Jarmuskewicz also practiced at the northwest mental health clinic in Crookston, MN. The receptionist at that clinic says he's no longer practicing there either.

According to court officials, Jarmuskewicz was attending a conference at Louisiana State University (LSU) in April, when he allegedly followed a man into a bathroom. He got down on the floor to watch the man use the bathroom in the next stall.

Surveillance video shows Jarmuskewicz going in and out of several men’s restrooms on multiple floors at an LSU library.

According to the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice, Jarmuskewicz does not have any prior history of arrest or disciplinary action against him. His doctor’s license is in good standing.

Ironically, while the current charge against Jamuskewicz is pending, a court official here in Crookston, MN, says Jarmuskewicz has been called to testify as an expert witness, in an unrelated case.

If convicted, Jarmuskewicz faces a maximum sentence of six-months in jail.