Friday, February 15, 2008

Dallas Day 46

Police: Man trying to trick SMU students into posing nude 2:06 PM CT

02:11 PM CST on Friday, February 15, 2008

By RUSS AARON / The Dallas Morning News

Orange fliers dotted the SMU campus Friday as police warned students about a man trying to trick female students into posing nude.

Campus police have received at least 10 complaints since Wednesday from girls who have either been approached or allowed their pictures to be taken. No one has agreed to be photographed without clothes, police said.

The man, who police said goes by the name Dean Kelly, has approached students at the Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports, Moody Coliseum and nearby Park Cities Plaza.

SMU Chief of Police Richard Shafer said Mr. Kelly has been claiming to be connected to MTV. He approaches female students and asks if they want pictures taken. He also leads them to believe that a professional makeup artist will be at the photo shoot.

However, after arriving at the location of the photo shoot, the girls found no makeup artist and equipment of a quality that seemed below the standards for a professional photographer, Chief Shafer said.

Mr. Kelly first takes pictures of the girls clothed, and then eventually asks them to pose without their garments, Chief Shafer said.

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