David Riden, 52, an assistant football coach at Los Osos High School in Rancho Cucamonga was arrested on August 24, under suspicion of privacy invasion, after a hidden camera was found in a girl’s bathroom at the school where he worked.
In 2015, Los Osos High School employed Riden as both a boy’s locker room attendant and varsity football assistant coach. Following the discovery of the hidden camera, Mr. Riden resigned – he is now, no longer employed with the Chaffey Joint Union High School District.
Following the discovery of the concealed recording device, school staff notified the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Investigators identified Riden as a suspect and obtained warrants to search his vehicle and residence. According to reports, multiple electronic devices were seized.
According to Detective Donald Patton, the investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information can contact Rancho Cucamonga Station at (909) 477-2800.
The school has committed to providing support and counseling to students. And, both district and school staff are said to be cooperating with the investigation.
Riden is scheduled to make his first court appearance Monday.
What Can Student Victims Do?
It is the responsibility of schools and school districts to create a safe place for children to learn and develop. When a school district fails to keep students safe, there are reasonable grounds to hold the school accountable for their failings.
If your child’s privacy was violated in this incident, we encourage you to seek justice through the civil court system, by contacting TorkLaw. We will work to see that your child is financially compensated for the violation and emotional distress that they have experienced.
Call 888.845.9696 to speak confidentially with a member of our team.