Burbank Lifeguard Accused of Using Cellphone to Record Women, Girls in Locker Room and Public Bathroom

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A 22-year-old lifeguard was arrested in Burbank Wednesday after allegedly using his cellphone to take photographs and video of women and girls in the employee locker room and a public restroom.

Police were called to the Verdugo Park Pool located at 3201 W. Verdugo Ave. around 9:15 a.m. after a woman realized she was being recorded, according to the Burbank Police Department.

“There was an employee in the locker room that was changing, looked up and saw this phone that was partially hidden,” said police Sgt. Claudio Losacco.

The woman realized what was happening and alerted her manager, Losacco said.

When they arrived, officers questioned Arturo Montano and were able to find evidence on his cellphone substantiating the allegations, according to a news release from the Police Department.

Montano was booked for “possessing images of a minor, which he used for the purpose of sexual stimulation and on six counts of concealing a camera to videotape the less than fully clothed bodies of others without their knowledge, for the purpose of sexual gratification,” the release stated.

Police also searched Montano’s Sun Valley home and seized his computer.

Montano, who is employed by the city of Burbank, was being held on $170,000 bail and was due to appear in court Friday.

He has no prior arrests, according to police.

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