California High School Coach Accused of Hiding Camera in Girls' Bathroom

A high school football coach in California has been arrested after a hidden camera was found in a girls' bathroom.

The Rancho Cucamonga Police Department received a report from staff at the Los Osos High School after a recording device was found in the restroom used by female students.

Investigators later found evidence suggesting that the camera was placed there by school staff member David Riden, police said in a statement released on August 25.

The 52-year-old has worked at the school since 2015 in roles including, boys' locker room attendant and assistant coach for the Los Osos Grizzlies varsity football team. He resigned from his position with the Chaffey Joint Union High School District on August 24.

The Rancho Cucamonga Police Department obtained search warrants and searched Riden's home and vehicle.

During the search, detectives seized multiple electronic devices. Riden was transported to the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department, where he was questioned and later arrested and charged on suspicion of invasion of privacy.

He was booked into the West Valley Detention Center.

"Detectives are continuing their investigation, and will conduct a forensic examination of the items seized," police said in the statement.

Los Osos High School has been contacted for comment.

If anyone has any information related to this investigation, they are urged to contact the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department, Detective Bureau. If you choose to remain anonymous, you may call We-Tip at 1-800-78-CRIME.

Los Osos High School coach arrested
An assistant high school coach at Los Osos High School, California, has been arrested for allegedly placing a hidden camera inside the girl’s bathroom. Google Maps

Earlier this month, the same police department arrested a man on suspicion of sending nude pictures of himself to what he believed was a 15-year-old girl, but was actually a deputy.

Jesse Anthony Martinez, 31, is alleged to have talked online with someone who he believed was a teenage girl, as well as sending nude pictures and video of himself.

Martinez then arranged to meet up with the 'girl' at a public park in order to engage in sexual acts on August 21. He was arrested by detectives after arriving at the scene on suspicion of meeting a minor for sexual acts, communicate with minor for lewd act, sending lewd pictures to minor.

During the investigation, detectives learned Martinez is an active duty member of the U.S. Navy, stationed out of San Diego.

"Evidence obtained during the investigation has led detectives to believe Martinez may have previously met with and engaged in sexual acts with other teenage girls in San Diego and/or the Rancho Cucamonga/Ontario area," police said.

Martinez is scheduled to be arraigned at the Rancho Cucamonga Superior Court on October 6.