Phone may have recorded students in women’s swim team locker room

By: Cody Boteler, Senior Editor

The Baltimore Sun has reported that Towson University is launching an investigation into a smartphone that was found in a locker of the women’s swimming and diving team.

Towson University Police said that a report is not yet available for the incident.

According to The Sun, a statement from TU said that the phone “may have captured video images and audio recordings of the student-athletes from inside the locker room.”

According to The Sun, the phone was found on Friday and the investigation began the same day. TU has said that it is offering counseling services and other resources to members of the team.

The same report from The Sun said that the athletics department has made “a personnel action.”

Gay Pinder, a university spokeswoman, said that university policy does not allow her to comment on personnel actions.

“There is nothing new to release right now,” she said. “It’s still under investigation.”

Earlier in the year, Barry Freundel, a former professor at TU and rabbi of the Kesher Israel congregation in Washington, D.C., was arrested and sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty to secretly recording women using a Jewish ritual bath in D.C.

Recording devices were also found in Freundel’s office on Towson’s campus.

Freundel resigned from the University after pleading guilty.

The Towerlight will continue to report on this story as it develops.

Editor’s note: An earlier edition of this story included an incorrect prison sentence for Freundel. This error has been corrected.

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