Football coach at San Bernardino County high school arrested in connection to bathroom spycam

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An assistant football coach at Los Osos High School in the Inland Empire was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of putting a camera in a girls' bathroom at the school.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department detectives said a staff member at the Rancho Cucamonga high school found the hidden camera in the girl’s bathroom and called the police.

“Detectives located evidence showing that a school staff member determined to be David Riden was responsible for placing the camera in the girls' restroom,” said sheriff’s department spokesperson Mara Rodriguez.

Detectives said the suspect has worked at Los Osos High School as an assistant varsity football coach and boys' locker room attendant since 2015. The police searched Riden's home and car where they reportedly found additional recording equipment.

Riden was arrested after being questioned by investigators.

“The detectives are continuing that investigation and will be conducting a forensic examination of the items they seized,” said Rodriguez.

The Chaffey Joint Union High School District was notified of the charges and is assisting with the investigation, according to a Rancho Cucamonga Police Department news release.

Riden resigned from his jobs at the high school Tuesday afternoon. He faces charges of invasion of privacy.

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