A disturbing scandal has recently rocked Italy‘s youth volleyball circuit. A cellphone belonging to a referee was found hidden with its camera turned on inside an arena’s locker room. The event happened during an international tournament involving 250 youngsters from six European countries. The cellphone was found by a player from a Lithuanian team, who immediately went to his coach with the device. The police was called, and even had to protect the 27-year-old referee, who stated that the phone’s camera must have activated by itself, from being attacked.

Here is what the event’s organizer had to say (

“There is a suspicion that something serious may have happened, but we’ll wait for the police to do their job.  We immediately intervened, reporting what happened. We’ll now distance ourselves from the case, letting the police do its job, and we hope that the Italian Volleyball Federation, to which we will send an appropriate report, suspends this referee. I don’t want him referring again.”

The Italian volleyball federation has temporaly suspened the referee while the police investigates the matter:

“This was an unavoidable decision. This is a fact that has never happened since the Federation exists. Now let’s let the investigations take their course. For now, let’s not cast stones at anyone, for everyone is innocent until proven guilty. We’ll await the end of investigations.”

Source: WolleyMob

Missouri man used hidden camera to film teens getting out of the shower, feds say

Federal investigators say a man from Licking, Missouri used a hidden camera to film teenage girls getting out of the shower.

Nathaniel F. Mares, 35, was charged this month with producing child porn after investigators say they found several of his clandestine recordings.

According to a criminal complaint, a family member found 31 of Mares’ flash drives while she was cleaning in December.

The family member put one of the flash drives into her computer and discovered videos of two teenage girls getting in and out of the shower, according to the complaint.

In at least one of the videos, the complaint says, Mares could be seen placing the camera in the bathroom.

The complaint says law enforcement officers arrested Mares on Jan. 4 in Texas County and seized a computer, external hard drive, dozens of flash drives and a “spy pen” video recording device.

Mares is being held in the Greene County Jail.

In asking that he be held in jail before trial, federal prosecutors wrote that Mares — who is employed as a corrections officer at the South Central Missouri Correctional Facility in Licking — also had other “surreptitious” video recordings in his possession.

Prosecutors say they found videos Mares took of a woman and her child walking into Walmart and Mountain Grove Elementary School.

Another video, prosecutors say, was taken at a public pool and focused on girls in swimsuits.

An attorney listed for Mares in online court records did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment for this report.

A spokesperson confirmed Tuesday that Mares was still employed by the Missouri Department of Corrections.

Source: News-Leader

Pool employee allegedly filmed teen lifeguard changing

The co-owner of Aquatic Adventures, 3940 Lyman Drive, said he is “devastated” after an employee was arrested on charges related to voyeurism after allegedly filming a teenage lifeguard changing clothes.

“Nothing like this has ever happened (in the 12 years we’ve operated). … We are devastated for everyone affected by it,” said Gordon Jablonka.

Hilliard Division of Police officers arrested Justin Francis Budding, 22, of Stonehill Street in Hilliard on Dec. 20.

Budding was arraigned Dec. 21 in Franklin County Municipal Court on three felony charges stemming from the incident: single counts of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material, a second-degree felony; pandering obscenity involving a minor, a fourth-degree felony; and voyeurism, a fifth-degree felony.

A bond was set for $35,000 and was posted, according to court records.

Budding is scheduled for a preliminary hearing at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 29.

A condition of his bond prohibits him from the possession of GoPro cameras, according to court records.

Staff members at the center discovered a GoPro camera in a private changing area on the evening of Dec. 10, Jablonka said.

The camera belonged to Aquatic Adventures and was a backup device that had been left unattended to recharge after use at a holiday event, he said.

The camera was placed in an area used by employees to film a 17-year-old female lifeguard, Jablonka said. It is believed to have been used only once in the reported incident, he said.

The initial police investigation indicated Budding focused on recording one individual rather than the general public, Hilliard Lt. Ron Clark said.

Security video from the swim center showed Budding handling the GoPro prior to it being found, Clark said, and officers believe he synced his phone to the camera.

Budding also told police he placed the camera in the room, and after agreeing to a search of cellphone, officers found videos of child pornography.

Aquatic Adventures released a statement crediting its staff for doing “an incredible job in identifying the situation” and because of their reaction “secured the camera in advance of (Budding) gaining access to it.”

Only Hilliard police viewed the contents of the camera, according to the statement.

Jablonka said Budding worked part-time at Aquatic Adventures for the past two years while he attended college and a records check came back clean on Budding when he was hired.

Aquatic Adventures fronts Cemetery Road just west of Interstate 270 and provides such services as swimming lessons and scuba certification.


Nurse given 2-year suspended sentence after hiding camera in U of A Hospital gym shower

A nurse who admitted to hiding a camera in a staff gym shower at University of Alberta Hospital received a two-year suspended sentence on Tuesday. He’s also prohibited from having a recording device.

Jason Soundara, 26, pleaded guilty to two counts of voyeurism in June.

A suspended sentence means the defendant will serve a period of probation and have a criminal record, but won’t serve jail time.

The sentence means Soundara must remain in Alberta, attend counselling and cannot go to the University of Alberta Hospital. He’s allowed to own a smartphone but cannot use it to take photos or videos.

The Crown was seeking six months in custody and two years of probation. Crown prosecutor Marisa Anderson argued the act showed a high degree of planning and deliberation and was “predatory” in nature. She said the sentencing should send a strong message in this digital age.

The defence was seeking a two-year probation with no time behind bars. Defence lawyer Dan Nagase said the sentence should take into account this was not a public change room. Nagase argued the act was not thought out, naive and unsophisticated. Nagase said Soudara has sought out counselling and the incident happened during a difficult time in his life when he was struggling with his sexual orientation.

In November 2016, a notice was posted by management of The Pulse Generator at the University of Alberta Hospital Employee Fitness and Recreation Centre, stating a camera was in place from Nov. 27 at 5 p.m. until Nov. 28 at 9 a.m., when it was discovered and removed. In that 16-hour window, seven men were captured on the camera.

In an agreed statement of facts, Soundara admitted to putting the camera in the male locker room shower. In a videotaped interview with police, Soundara said he did it “because he liked one of the males who frequently showers in the facility.”
The statement said the camera installed looked like a wall outlet and was stuck to the wall underneath a soap dispenser; it contained a five-day rechargeable battery with an SD card to store video.

The camera was discovered by a man in the shower; it was turned over to hospital security and then Edmonton police.

Soundara was supposed to be sentenced in September but the decision was delayed.

Soundara worked as a nurse at the hospital emergency room at the time. An Alberta Health Services spokesperson said he is no longer an AHS employee.

Pulse Generator operates employee fitness centres at the U of A, Grey Nuns and Misericordia hospitals. Security measures were increased after the incident.

— With files from Global’s Kim Smith, Julia Wong and Karen Bartko

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By Emily Mertz

Web Producer  Global News

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