College pole vaulter allegedly filmed roommate having sex, threatened to post online

An accomplished college pole vaulter in Missouri allegedly filmed his roommate having sex with a woman — and then threatened the woman that he would post the videos online.

Xavier Boland, a senior standout on Lindenwood University’s track and field team, is facing three counts of invasion of privacy after court documents revealed Friday that the recordings were found on Boland’s phone after a woman alleged he showed her a video and photo of her having sex with his roommate.

The woman claimed that Boland assaulted her and threatened to post the recordings on the social media, the St. Louis Post Dispatch reported.

The footage appeared to have been taken through blinds from outside Boland’s home in St. Charles sometime between Jan. 1 and Feb. 18. Boland’s roommate and the woman he was filmed having sex with were both unaware that they were being recorded at the time, according to court documents.

Another female victim was identified in one of Boland’s videos, but investigators did not reveal the circumstances of that footage.

Boland, according to the university’s website, is a senior pole vaulter at the Division II school, where he qualified as a second-team All-American in 2016. The Jamaican native was also named to the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association’s Academic Honor Roll in 2017 and tied for sixth place at the conference’s indoor championships.

KTVI reports that Boland allowed investigators to search his phone and found several videos, including one featuring the female victim, whom identified herself.

Boland later admitted to recording the victims during an interview with investigators, but denied allegations that he sexually assaulted his roommate’s partner.

University officials, meanwhile, declined to comment on whether an investigation is ongoing, citing federal privacy laws.

“In Lindenwood’s commitment to its students and campus community, if we receive information about any sexual misconduct, our Sexual Misconduct Policy guides us,” university officials said in a statement to KMOV. “This policy specifies the procedures in place to address any complaints made by or about members of our community. Lindenwood University is committed to the safety of its students and the campus community.”

But some students contacted by KTVI said weren’t satisfied with that response by the university.

“I think you should at least be suspended until everything is definite,” senior Madeline Schneider told the station. “I don’t think there’s any reason you should be staying on the team, especially if it’s in that kind of situation that’s very sensitive where there’s other students involved.”

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