Thou­sands of pho­tos, sex videos found

Lodi News-Sentinel - - STATE/NATION -

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.

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