BETHEL PARK, Pa. - An employee at the Spencer Family YMCA in Bethel Park is accused of recording a teenage boy in a men’s locker room, police said.
The 17-year-old victim told police he was in the locker room Tuesday to shower and change when he noticed a cellphone propped up next to a sink, according to a criminal complaint. When he picked up the phone, he realized it was recording.
As the teenager attempted to stop the recording, a 29-year-old man, Jordan Hill, walked into the locker room and grabbed the phone, which he said was his, the complaint said.
Hill, who works at the YMCA, refused to show the juvenile the phone or delete the recording, the complaint said. He also refused to give the phone to a manager at the YMCA.
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The teenager told police Hill had spoken to him several times in recent months and described their interactions as “creepy,” saying he would make “weird compliments,” the complaint said.
On Wednesday, police went to Hill’s home. While interviewing Hill, he admitted to police that he left his phone by the sink and that the camera might have been on because he was taking a selfie, the complaint said.
Hill was arrested. Charges against him include invasion of privacy and criminal use of a communication facility.
YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh released the following statement:
“All of us at the Spencer Family YMCA and YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh are deeply saddened that an employee would violate the privacy of one of our members. As soon as we were alerted of the situation, we acted swiftly and have already taken the proper measures to ensure he is not able to do this at any other YMCA in our service territory. The said employee has been terminated and is not permitted to enter any YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh locations. In the meantime, the Y is cooperating fully with the police during this ongoing investigation. Member safety is our utmost concern and the YMCA is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all members and guests.”
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