Police: High school volleyball coach used cell phone to record girl in locker room


Raymond Van Syckle

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OAK LAWN, Ill. (Nov. 5, 2015) – A high school volleyball coach in Illinois has been suspended after police say he left his cell phone in the locker room and recorded video of at least one student changing.

Last Friday, the girl said she was in the locker room at Richards High School in Oak Lawn, Ill., when she saw a cell phone and wondered if it was recording her, according to WGN.

Police obtained a search warrant and traced the phone to 31-year-old Raymond Van Syckle of Joliet. Van Syckle coaches the girls’ varsity volleyball team and is also the school’s pool and equipment manager.

Officials at Community High School District 218 suspended him without pay. He’s charged with unauthorized video recording. A judge set his bail at $75,000.

The school sent parents an email informing them of the incident. Police and school administrators are asking students who may have information about the case to contact them.

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