Report: Accused rabbis office at Towson U. contains evidence

Tiny cameras and memory cards capable of holding hundreds of thousands of images were found in the Towson University office of Rabbi Barry Freundel, the Washington Post reported last week.

The memory cards and flash drives, as well as a photo of naked women and a handwritten list of names, were found in the rabbi’s office on the campus near Baltimore during a police search, the Post reported Oct. 24.

Freundel, an Orthodox leader and rabbi at Washington’s Kesher Israel synagogue, was arrested Oct. 14 for allegedly installing a clock radio with a hidden camera in the shower room of the synagogue’s mikvah. He is believed to have secretly filmed women showering and undressing.

Freundel pleaded not guilty to voyeurism in a D.C. court on Oct. 15. He is charged with six misdemeanor counts of voyeurism.  Kesher Israel has suspended Freundel without pay, as has the Orthodox Rabbinical Council of America.

Freundel has been a tenured associate professor at Towson since 2009. The school also has suspended him and barred him from campus. — jta