Towson diving coach facing 'peeping tom' charge after phone found in locker room

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Officials at Towson University say the school's head diving coach has been indicted on charges in connection with a cellphone found in a women's locker room.

Forty-three-year-old Maureen Mead was indicted by a grand jury on Monday. According to the university, she faces charges of interception of communication, a "peeping tom" violation and altering physical evidence.

Last month, school officials said team members found the phone containing videos of the student-athletes changing inside the locker room.

Mead was placed on administrative leave in October, pending the investigation. It isn't clear whether she has an attorney.

The university said in a statement Monday that it was cooperating with the investigation and takes the safety of its student-athletes very seriously.

The university also announced that it has suspended competition until January.

Statement from Towson University:

"Towson University officials were notified Monday that Maureen Mead was indicted by a Baltimore County grand jury on three charges in connection with an investigation regarding a cell phone found in the restricted access area of the Women’s Swimming and Diving team locker room. The charges against Mead include interception of communication, peeping tom, and altering physical evidence in a criminal proceeding. Since October 16th, Maureen Mead had been on administrative leave with pay status, pending the outcome of the investigation.

"The investigation regarding other members of the coaching staff is continuing, and we will provide more information as it becomes available. The well-being of our student-athletes will continue to be the university’s top priority."

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