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UNH fires employee who secretly took pictures in locker room

DURHAM, N.H. — University of New Hampshire officials say they fired the college’s director of basketball operations because of allegations he secretly took pictures of male athletes in a locker room.

Officials identified the former staffer as 50-year-old Scott Weitzell of Newmarket.

Weitzell is accused of taking the pictures during a game at the University of Vermont Jan. 20.

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He was arrested by Newmarket police Feb. 21 and charged with resisting arrest and falsifying evidence after he tried to destroy the cellphone he used to take the pictures.

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A part-time employee, Weitzell was placed on administrative leave and then fired as the investigation by UNH officials continued.

Weitzell did not immediately return a call seeking comment. It is not known whether he has a lawyer.