Xavier Boland faces felony charges of invasion of privacy

Observer writer

Thursday, March 08, 2018

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Former Kingston College and national swimming and track and field representative Xavier Boland is facing serious prison time in the United States of America on three felony charges of invasion of privacy after admitting to filming his male roommate having sexual intercourse with women without their consent.

The 23-year-old Boland once made the Carifta Games team in both sports in the same year and was a multiple gold medallist at the ISSA Boys' and Girls' Championships.

He was being held in the St Charles jail with bond set at US$1,500.

Reports carried on the local Fox News outlet and also in the New York Post, with what appears to be a mug shot, said he could also be facing more charges: of assault involving one of the women in the videos found on his cellular phone.

The senior at Lindenwood University in Missouri, an NCAA Division Two school, is charged with making videos of people engaged in sexual intercourse without their consent.

According to the reports, the latest of the videos appeared to have been made just over two weeks ago and it is also alleged that when his phone was searched by investigators, another video of the same roommate having sexual intercourse with another woman was also found.

The reports say Boland admitted making the video, but denies an assault charge against one of the women in the video.

Boland had a personal best of 5.20m in the pole vault this season and was a second-team All-American in 2016.

This year he was also named to the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association's Academic Honor Roll and was tied for sixth place at the conference's indoor championships.

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