TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — Charges filed. A Towson Univeristy dive coach was indicted Monday in connection with a cell phone that was found recording in the women’s swim and dive team locker room.
Meghan McCorkell has the developing details.
Maureen Mead faces multiple charges, including peeping Tom.
She’s been a championship-winning dive coach at Towson University for 17 years but now Mead is facing criminal charges. According to a grand jury indictment obtained by WJZ, Mead is accused of interception of communication, peeping Tom and altering physical evidence in a criminal proceeding.
Last month, members of the women’s swim and dive team discovered a smart phone that may have been recording them inside their locker room. At least 10 women were in the changing room at the time.
“That’s really scary and kind of disgusting,” said one.
The phone was turned over to university police.
Dive coach Mead and her husband, Patrick—the swim team coach—have both been replaced during the university investigation.
The team pulled out of a meet this weekend.
In a statement, Towson officials said, “Members of the Towson University administration have been notified that Maureen Mead was indicted by a grand jury today, November 23rd, 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 placed on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of the investigation.
The investigation continues regarding other members of the coaching staff, and we will provide more information as it becomes available. The well-being of our student-athletes remains and will continue to be our top priority.”
Mead has been on administrative leave at the university since October 16. She was named Men’s Diving Coach of the Year in 2014.