Court to hear case of Grove City College shower videos - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

Court to hear case of Grove City College shower videos

Posted: Updated:
GROVE CITY, Pa. -

Mercer County Common Pleas Court is the next stop for a former Grove City College employee accused of recording video of students in the men's shower and locker room.

Robert Audia, 29, appeared before a district magistrate Wednesday to answer 97 charges including sexual abuse of children, possession of child pornography, invasion of privacy and one count of tampering with evidence.

A formal arraignment was scheduled for August 14 before Mercer County Common Pleas Court Judge Francis Fornelli.

Police say Audia, who now lives in West Virginia, had been surreptitiously making the recordings when he was the Sports Information Director for the college.

Investigators became aware of the case in October when the Grove City College Athletic Director told them that two football players reported that they believed Audia had been using a phone to record teammates in the shower and locker room.

Similar reports were made by two soccer players and two students from a fitness program, according to a criminal complaint.

Police say Audia has admitted recording student-athletes in various stages of undress.

Grove City College officials say Audia was fired after learning about the allegations.

  • Hot ClicksHot ClicksMore>>

  • Can fines rein in Big Tech? Privacy regulators spur a debate

    Can fines rein in Big Tech? Privacy regulators spur a debate

    Friday, May 10 2019 3:12 AM EDT2019-05-10 07:12:49 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - This Jan. 28, 2015, file photo, shows the Federal Trade Commission building in Washington. Federal privacy regulators are under scrutiny in Congress as they negotiate a record fine with Facebook to punish the compa...(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - This Jan. 28, 2015, file photo, shows the Federal Trade Commission building in Washington. Federal privacy regulators are under scrutiny in Congress as they negotiate a record fine with Facebook to punish the compa...
    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - This Jan. 28, 2015, file photo, shows the Federal Trade Commission building in Washington. Federal privacy regulators are under scrutiny in Congress as they negotiate a record fine with Facebook to punish the compa...(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - This Jan. 28, 2015, file photo, shows the Federal Trade Commission building in Washington. Federal privacy regulators are under scrutiny in Congress as they negotiate a record fine with Facebook to punish the compa...
    Federal privacy regulators are under scrutiny in Congress as they negotiate a record fine with Facebook to punish the company for alleged violations of its users' privacy.More >>
    Federal privacy regulators are under scrutiny in Congress as they negotiate a record fine with Facebook to punish the company for alleged violations of its users' privacy.More >>
  • Google's privacy push gets a mixed reception

    Google's privacy push gets a mixed reception

    Thursday, May 9 2019 9:53 PM EDT2019-05-10 01:53:12 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu). Google's Alexander Hunter gives a demonstration of the Nest Hub Max at the Google I/O conference in Mountain View, Calif., Tuesday, May 7, 2019.(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu). Google's Alexander Hunter gives a demonstration of the Nest Hub Max at the Google I/O conference in Mountain View, Calif., Tuesday, May 7, 2019.
    (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu). Google's Alexander Hunter gives a demonstration of the Nest Hub Max at the Google I/O conference in Mountain View, Calif., Tuesday, May 7, 2019.(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu). Google's Alexander Hunter gives a demonstration of the Nest Hub Max at the Google I/O conference in Mountain View, Calif., Tuesday, May 7, 2019.
    Google CEO Sundar Pichai kicked off the company's annual developer conference Tuesday with new privacy tools and updates to Google's artificially intelligent voice assistant.More >>
    Google CEO Sundar Pichai kicked off the company's annual developer conference Tuesday with new privacy tools and updates to Google's artificially intelligent voice assistant.More >>
  • Auschwitz Museum protests death camp images on skirts, bags

    Auschwitz Museum protests death camp images on skirts, bags

    Thursday, May 9 2019 2:21 AM EDT2019-05-09 06:21:01 GMT
    Museum authorities at the Auschwitz-Birkenau former Nazi German death camp in Poland have protested to an online vendor that was selling miniskirts, pillows and other items bearing photos of the camp.More >>
    Museum authorities at the Auschwitz-Birkenau former Nazi German death camp in Poland have protested to an online vendor that was selling miniskirts, pillows and other items bearing photos of the camp.More >>
  • Ohio/PennsylvaniaMore>>

  • Jamestown Area School District receives $25,000 safety grant

    Jamestown Area School District receives $25,000 safety grant

    Monday, May 20 2019 9:08 PM EDT2019-05-21 01:08:05 GMT

    The grants will be used to buy security-related equipment such as student and visitor identification systems, metal detectors, surveillance equipment and deadbolts among other items.

    More >>

    The grants will be used to buy security-related equipment such as student and visitor identification systems, metal detectors, surveillance equipment and deadbolts among other items.

    More >>
  • Greenville woman sentenced in federal court for possession of controlled substance

    Greenville woman sentenced in federal court for possession of controlled substance

    Monday, May 20 2019 8:41 PM EDT2019-05-21 00:41:24 GMT

    The charges stemmed from an August 2017 search where she was present at a home containing large amounts of narcotics and packaging paraphernalia.

    More >>

    The charges stemmed from an August 2017 search where she was present at a home containing large amounts of narcotics and packaging paraphernalia.

    More >>
  • ODNR launching task force to review state parks

    ODNR launching task force to review state parks

    Monday, May 20 2019 7:28 PM EDT2019-05-20 23:28:11 GMT

    According to the release, the Blue Ribbon Panel on Ohio's State Parks will conduct customer experience reviews of the 75 state parks in the state.

    More >>

    According to the release, the Blue Ribbon Panel on Ohio's State Parks will conduct customer experience reviews of the 75 state parks in the state.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2019 WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms