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According to the Department of Justice, a former Northeastern University track and field coach is under federal investigation for cyberstalking student-athletes and extorting them for nude photos. Steve Waithe, 28, was charged with one count of cyberstalking and one count of wire fraud in connection with his online interactions with former Northeastern student-athletes. Waithe has also coached track and field at Penn State, Tennessee, Concordia University Chicago, and the Illinois Institute of Technology. According to court documents, Waithe received numerous complaints and sexual assault charges during his first semester at Northeastern, prompting the university to launch a Title IX investigation. He left the university in February 2019, just a few months after starting to coach there. Prosecutors claim that during workouts, Waithe asked his athletes for their mobile phones so he could record them. Waithe was often seen “scrolling through” the phones of athletes for long periods of time while attempting to record their workouts, according to athletes who were anonymously quoted in court filings.
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Northeastern University’s athletic teams are known as the Huskies. They are based in Boston, Massachusetts. Men’s and women’s hockey (Hockey East); men’s and women’s baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, women’s field hockey and volleyball, swimming, and men’s and women’s soccer (all in the Colonial Athletic Association); men’s and women’s rowing, track, and cross-country (all in the Colonial Athletic Association); and men’s and women’s rowing, track, and cross-country (all in the Colonial Athletic Association).
Despite winning multiple conference titles, Northeastern has yet to win a team national championship. Northeastern has only seen one team in the national championship game as of 2021; the women’s hockey team reached the national championship game in 2021, but lost 2-1 in overtime to the Wisconsin Badgers.
Matthews Arena, the world’s oldest indoor ice hockey arena (capacity: 4,666 for hockey, 5,250 for basketball), Parsons Field (3,000 for baseball), Cabot Center (1,800 for basketball and volleyball), Barletta Natatorium (500), the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center (3,500), and the Henderson Boathouse are some of the most important athletic facilities.
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According to Acting US Attorney Nathaniel Mendell’s office, he allegedly began tricking these women into sending him naked or partially nude pictures via their social media accounts “beginning at least February 2020.”
From about June 21, 2020, to October 3, 2020, he reportedly cyberstalked at least one female Northeastern student-athlete by direct messaging her online, via an anonymous cell phone number, and via a Snapchat account.
According to Mendell, he is also accused of emailing possible victims with fictitious names such as “Katie Janovich” and/or “Kathryn Svoboda” about a phony athletics study that asked them to provide details about their height, weight, and diet.
“The emails also contained a request for the victims to send pictures of themselves in a ‘uniform or bathing suit to expose as much skin as possible,’ with the suggestion that the photos will not be exchanged or saved,” according to the attorney’s office.
“Mr. Waithe was employed at Northeastern from October 2018 until February 2019 as a result of a university investigation into his inappropriate conduct toward female student athletes,” said Renata Nyul, Vice President for Communications at Northeastern.
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BOSTON (CBS) – A former track and field coach at several universities was arrested and charged today in connection with a scheme to trick female student-athletes into sending him nude or semi-nude images via sham social media accounts. At least one female student-athlete was also reportedly cyberstalked by the defendant.
Steve Waithe, 28, of Chicago, Illinois, was charged with one count of cyberstalking and one count of wire fraud in a criminal complaint. Waithe was arrested in Chicago today and will appear in federal court in the Northern District of Illinois this afternoon for the first time. He’ll make an appearance in Boston at a later time.
Waithe worked as a track and field coach at Northeastern University in Boston from October 2018 to February 2019, according to charging records. Waithe is accused of repeatedly requesting to use female athletes’ cellphones during that period under the guise of filming their shape at practice and meets. He was also seen “scrolling through” the phones.