One of the women allegedly recorded speaks out.
September 13, 2016 by Charlie Eisenhood in News with 10 comments
Teddy Browar-Jarus, a longtime player for Boston area teams including Ironside, the Whitecaps, and Slow White and a member of the US Men’s Beach National Team that competed in Dubai in March 2015, has been arraigned in Massachusetts on 26 counts of secretly recording an unsuspecting nude person, 11 counts of willful recording of oral communication, and one count of attempting to video record an unsuspecting person in a state of nudity.
According to prosecutors, Browar-Jarus is alleged to have used “multiple recording devices” to secretly capture video of female roommates in the bedroom and bathroom. Browar-Jarus pleaded not guilty in court last week and was released on personal recognizance.
Police allegedly identified 12 different women in the videos, taken since 2011.
From the Middlesex Country District Attorney’s office:
In 2015, a former roommate of the defendant awoke hearing an unfamiliar beeping sound. When she approached the bookshelf in her bedroom she allegedly found a cell phone with its camera facing the bed with the name “Teddy” on the home screen.
Authorities executed a search warrant on the defendant’s bedroom where police allegedly found multiple recording devices, including a laptop computer and a hook camera, a camera that is similar in appearance to a plastic hook used to hang towels or robes in a bathroom, but with a hidden camera inside. A forensic search of the defendant’s laptop resulted in the discovery of dozens of videos of women in a state of undress; some in the bathroom, others engaged in sexual activity, as well as several female roommates in various state of undress in their own bedrooms. Many videos also included the recording of conversations. The investigation allegedly showed that the hook camera had been installed in the bathrooms of two Somerville apartments to record women entering and exiting the shower. The police also located videos created through the use of smart phones and a laptop computer.
Browar-Jarus was on the Ironside roster to begin the 2015 season, but did not play with the team at the Pro Flight Finale or during the Championship Series, both of which occurred after the incident was brought to the team’s attention and the investigation was underway.
One woman within the ultimate community posted publicly on Facebook about the incident on Monday, though she later removed the post.1
“There are now numerous tapes that exist of me having sex despite the fact I never consented to, or was even aware of, the filming,” she wrote on Facebook. “I’ve carried the weight of this knowledge for just over year (with the help of friends and family for which I am incredibly grateful) and now I’m ready to share the weight.
“I had no control over this situation, but I CAN control how I disclose it, discuss it, and move forward from it. I choose to feel whatever I feel without judgement, I choose to be honest about how hurt I am, I choose to recognize my strength. I choose to be aware that crimes of this nature happen ALL the time, and to be an ally to others who have experienced trauma and extreme breaches of trust.”
“My own personal experiences are not the takeaway here,” she told Ultiworld in a statement. “The fact is, people experience violent and sexual crimes all too often, including within the ultimate community. I consider myself privileged to feel supported enough to safely disclose and discuss my experience, but this is not true for everybody. There is courage in speaking out, but there is greater courage in facing each day.”
She asked Ultiworld not to be named in this article. ↩