College athletics coach charged with stealing nude photos from student athletes

The former coach at Northeastern University also allegedly tried to dupe students into sending him more photos.
By: | April 8, 2021

A former Northeastern University track and field coach who had been fired after multiple sexual harassment complaints has been arrested and charged with stealing nude photos from six student athletes and trying to dupe them into sending more.

Authorities charged Steve Waithe, 28, from Chicago, with cyberstalking and wire fraud on Wednesday, the Department of Justice said in a statement.

Waithe worked as a coach at Northeastern from October 2018 to February 2019. The university said Waithe was fired “as a result of a university investigation into his inappropriate conduct toward female student athletes.”

The criminal complaint states that investigators have found at least 10 victims of the body development scam and that Waithe had over 300 nude and semi-nude photos in his Google account.

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