Towson diving coach charged with secretly taping locker room

Tuesday November 24th, 2015

Maureen Mead, formerly the diving coach for Towson University, was indicted Monday on charges stemming from allegations that she recorded members of the school’s women’s swimming and diving team in the locker room without their permission.

According to the Baltimore Sun, Mead was charged Monday with “interception of communication, peeping Tom and altering evidence.”

Mead and her husband, head swimming coach Pat Mead, were placed on leave in October after a member of the team reportedly found a smartphone in the team’s locker room. The members of the team watched an eight-minute video found on the phone, a parent of a team member told the Sun.

As a result of the recording scandal, the school withdrew from last weekend’s meet at Pittsburgh.

Mead and her husband coached the men’s and women’s teams, positions they held since 1998. Jake Shrum and Tim Perkins have been hired as acting coaches.

- Dan Gartland

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