Thousands of photos, sex videos found
LOS ANGELES — As Los Angeles police detectives investigated former USC gynecologist George Tyndall, they recovered thousands of sex videos and photos of women, authorities said.
Tyndall was arrested and charged this week amid allegations of the longtime sexual abuse of patients at the university's clinic. Meanwhile, police are still trying to identify some of the women found in those photos and videos when authorities raided the physician's storage unit last year.
The 29 felony counts in the criminal filing against Tyndall concern allegations by 16 women in incidents between 2009 and 2016 and carry a prison term of up to 53 years, authorities said. His attorneys say Tyndall is innocent and will fight the charges.
LAPD Capt. Billy Hayes said over the course of their investigation they found “approximately a thousand videos that I would describe as homemade sex tapes that appeared to have been done outside the United States.”
They also found photos of women “that appeared to be in compromising positions.”
Hayes said the department, which has the images, has been attempting to identify the women seen in them.
The items were found in Tyndall’s high-rise apartment near Lafayette Park and a storage facility he rented, police said.
Detectives have called on both alumnae and USC employees to dig deep in their memories, asking about the color scheme of exam rooms and identifying features on their bodies, such as tattoos.