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Former Coach Arrested Over Hidden Restroom Camera

Tabatha Wethal

A former assistant high school football coach is being held on bail in connection to a hidden camera found at a California school.

Investigators searched the home Thursday of 52-year-old David Riden, who has worked at Los Osos High School in Rancho Cucamonga since 2015, where was the boys’ locker room attendant and assistant coach for the varsity football team, according to a KCAL-TV report. Investigators seized multiple electronic devices in the search.

San Bernardino County sheriff’s officials say deputies were notified by Los Osos High School staff that they found a hidden camera in one of the female student restrooms. Detectives found evidence that Riden was responsible for placing the camera, KCAL-TV reported.

Riden was cited and released Wednesday. Following his release, authorities issued an arrest warrant for Riden on felony charges of possession and production of child pornography after the devices found at his home and vehicle were forensically examined. In a news release, police said based on the evidence found, Riden was taken into custody again Thursday and is being held on $500,000 bail.

He is scheduled to make his first court appearance Monday.

Riden resigned from his position on the day of his initial arrest and is no longer employed at the school, KCAL-TV reported. The Chaffey Joint Union High School District was immediately notified of the investigation.

In a statement, superintendent Mathew Holton said he is “deeply concerned about this disturbing incident and will not tolerate actions that infringe on the privacy of others,” KTLA-TV reported.

Police said the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Rancho Cucamonga police at 909-477-2800.

 

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