Ex-Notre Dame Basketball Assistant Charged For Recording Women Without Consent

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Ryan Ayers, a former Notre Dame men’s basketball assistant coach, has been charged with voyeurism for recording two women without their consent, and one count of domestic battery.

Ayers is accused of recording the two women naked and at least one of the women as he was having sex.

The warrant issued for Ayers included three counts of voyeurism and one count of domestic battery. He surrendered on Thursday.

From the New York Post:

Charging documents obtained by The Post show that investigators found “various images of naked women where they seem to be unaware” they were being photographed on Ayers’ phone. “These images include the women in the shower, sleeping on a bed or in a sexual position,” the documents state.

One woman who was in a relationship with Ayers contacted South Bend police in July to report that the Notre Dame staffer struck her in the face while driving after finding messages from another woman on his phone, prosecutors said.

The women reportedly found out about the recordings and photos after they began circulating in a group chat with Ayers’ friends.

Ayers denies the allegations.

“His defense team is coming together and will vigorously defend him,” defense attorney Peter Agostino told the South Bend Tribune. “Ryan looks forward to clearing his name of these false charges.”

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