A SOUTHERN California varsity football coach was booked for spying on a girls bathroom after authorities uncovered a secretly installed camera.
David Riden, 52, was taken into custody on Tuesday and suspected of photographing more than 40 students whose ages ranged from 12 and 17 undressing in the bathroom.
Riden was charged with suspicion of invasion of privacy after he was interviewed by police.
He still faces child pornography charges after investigators armed with a warrant confiscated multiple electronic devices and searched the premises of his home and car, according to KTLA.
The accused coach was released the next day from the West Valley Detention Center.
A Los Osos High School staffer uncovered evidence of a hidden device and informed a Rancho Cucamonga sheriff’s detective.
The discovery helped authorities determine that a camera was installed inside of the Rancho Cucamonga school, CBS LA reported.
Investigators then zeroed in on Riden who was processed and then released on Wednesday.
The assistant varsity football coach had been employed at Los Osos High since 2015.
He also doubled as the boy’s locker room attendant, CBS LA reported.
The Chaffey Joint Union High School District learned about the investigation into Riden’s alleged hidden camera as cops executed the search warrant.
Officials confirmed that Riden resigned from his position on the day of his arrest and formally severed ties with the high school.
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