High school coach arrested, charged with filming in girls locker room

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OAK LAWN, Ill. — An Oak Lawn high school volleyball coach is under arrest and accused of planting his cell phone in a girls locker room and filming at least one student changing.

Last Friday, the girl told school officials while she was in the locker room at Richards High School, she saw a cell phone and wondered if it was recording her.

After obtaining a search warrant, police say that phone belonged to 31-year-old Raymond Van Syckle of Joliet. Van Syckle is the girls’ varsity volleyball and also the pool and equipment manager here at the school.

Community High School District 218 officials say they have suspended Van Syckle without pay.  He is charged with felony unauthorized video recording. A judge set his bail today at $75,000.

The school sent an email to parents informing them of the incident.  Police and school administrators are asking any students who might have any other information related to this investigation to contact them.

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