A former assistant soccer coach at a Southern California highschool was sentenced to 9 years and 4 months in jail on Friday for secretly inserting a digicam within the ladies’ locker room and photographing 21 college students.
David Arthur Riden, who labored at Los Osos Excessive Faculty, pleaded responsible final month to possession of over 600 pictures of kid sexual assault materials, utilizing a minor to provide youngster sexual assault materials, and secretly photographic a minor.
Along with his jail sentence, Riden may also should register as a intercourse offender for the remainder of his life.
“Our Workplace is glad with the result of this plea, notably on the felony expenses,” the San Bernardino County District Legal professional’s Workplace mentioned in a press release. “It ensures Riden is held accountable for his crimes and the victims is not going to should endure a probably prolonged trial and any additional emotional trauma.”
He was initially arrested final 12 months after one other worker at the highschool discovered the digicam disguised as a cellphone charger within the locker room.
Certainly one of his victims, Jordyn Stotts, spoke out publicly alongside legal professional Gloria Allred on Friday.
“Riden, the sport you performed was sick. I talked to you virtually each single day considering how good and candy of an individual you had been, and considering of you as a coach who loves his job,” Stotts mentioned at a press convention.
“However this complete time, you’ve been going behind all of our backs, which is sick.”
Allred, who’s representing victims and their households in a lawsuit towards the college district, mentioned some mother and father discovered the sentence “very disappointing.”
“Though Mr. Riden might be despatched to jail, some mother and father felt that he needs to be sentenced to considerably extra time in custody,” Allred mentioned Friday. “Many mother and father and their daughters have been on an emotional rollercoaster.”
A consultant for the Chaffey Joint Union Excessive Faculty District didn’t instantly reply to a request for touch upon Sunday.