Police searching the Towson University office of a prominent Georgetown rabbi accused of secretly recording women in a ritual bath found a backpack with an assortment of tiny cameras hidden in everyday household objects, including a computer charger, a clock and a tissue box, according to a warrant filed in a Maryland court.
Authorities said they also seized an empty box for a “micro camera” hidden in a key chain along with flash drives and memory cards — some in freezer bags — capable of holding more than 200,000 images and 25,000 hours of video. In addition, police found a picture of nude women and “hand written lists of names.”
The items listed in the search warrant obtained by The Washington Post indicate that devices that could have been used to spy were kept not only in the home of Rabbi Barry Freundel and the bath adjacent to Kesher Israel, the Northwest Washington synagogue he led, but also on the Baltimore County campus where he taught. Police said that Freundel used a camera hidden in a clock radio to record at least six women in the bath, called a mikvah....