The FBI on Wednesday arrested Steve Waithe, a former track coach for Northeastern University in Boston and other colleges, on charges of cyberstalking and wire fraud in connection with an alleged scheme to trick female athletes into sending nude photographs.
Waithe, 28, of Chicago has also worked at Penn State University, the Illinois Institute of Technology, the University of Tennessee and Concordia University Chicago, according to court documents.
Prosecutors alleged that Waithe used fake social media accounts with names that included variations of the phrases “Privacy Protector,” “Katie Janovich” and “Anon” to tell women he had found nude photographs of them online.
Waithe allegedly requested nude photographs from the women, saying he could “help” remove them from online through “reverse image search.”
Between June 2020 and October 2020, prosecutors said Waithe allegedly cyberstalked at least one female Northeastern student-athlete through