A tennis pro at a Weymouth club has been arrested for allegedly videotaping a naked man in the club’s locker room last week.
On Friday, August 12, at approximately 6:10 p.m. Weymouth police were dispatched to a report of a disturbance in the lobby of the Weymouth Club at 75 Finnell Drive. Upon their arrival they were met by a 21-year-old male victim.
Based on the victim’s statements and evidence recovered, 47-year-old Michael J. Quirke, of Braintree, was arrested and charged with photographing or videotaping a partially nude or nude person and disorderly conduct. Quirke had worked for the club for more than 15 years.
Quirke was arraigned Monday at Quincy District Court and bail was set at $2,500. Police say the investigation is ongoing at this time.
Officials at the Weymouth Club released a statement, saying, “We were extremely shocked and concerned to learn of the charges against Mike Quirke, who served as a staff member at the Weymouth Club for over 15 years. Quirke was immediately placed on leave and will be prohibited from accessing all club facilities.”
The statement continued:
“Because the safety and well-being of our members is always our first priority, we immediately alerted them of the incident to reassure them that there is nothing we take more seriously than the privacy and security of our members. As a member of the South Shore community we have built our reputation on providing an environment that is both safe and comfortable. We have strict protocols in place for screening, hiring and evaluating our staff.
“This matter has been turned over to the police and we will continue to cooperate with them until final resolution.“