Towson opens investigation after DC rabbi arrested

WASHINGTON (AP) — Towson University has launched an internal investigation into whether it complied with federal sex discrimination laws after learning a rabbi who teaches there invited students to take ritual baths at his District of Columbia synagogue.

The school also began more aggressive efforts to find current and former students of 62-year-old Barry Freundel. The rabbi has been charged with six counts of voyeurism after police found a clock radio with a hidden camera in the shower area of a ritual bath at the Kesher Israel Congregation in Georgetown.

In an email obtained by The Washington Post ( ), university officials told students to contact them if they have witnessed any behavior by Freundel that they consider inappropriate.

Freundel has been suspended from teaching and barred from the campus grounds north of Baltimore.


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