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Towson U. diving coach charged in videotaping incident

A Towson University diving coach was indicted on criminal charges Monday in connection with a cellphone that was recording in the team's locker room last month.

A Towson University diving coach was indicted on criminal charges Monday in connection with a cellphone that was recording in the team's locker room last month.

Maureen Mead of Lutherville, 43, is charged in Baltimore County Circuit Court with interception of communication, peeping Tom and altering evidence, according to the university and online court records.

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On Oct. 16, members of the women's swimming and diving team reported finding a smartphone that was recording them in their locker room in Burdick Hall.

A message left at Mead's home was not immediately returned Monday night and she does not have an attorney listed in court records.

Mead is no longer listed on the team's website as a member of the coaching staff. She previously had been listed as the diving coach.

The university has released little information about the incident. Some athletes had discussed boycotting a competition at the University of Pittsburgh over the weekend. The university withdrew the team from the competition and appointed assistant coach Jake Shrum as interim coach and hired Tim Perkins as a temporary diving coach.

Maureen Mead was placed on administrative leave from the university in October, according to Marina Cooper, a university spokeswoman. Cooper declined to comment on the status of the other coaches.

In a statement issued Monday night, the university said: "The investigation continues regarding other members of the coaching staff, and we will provide more information when it becomes available. The well-being of our student-athletes remains and will continue to be our top priority."

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