Burbank Police Department

Lifeguard Accused of Secretly Recording Women, Girl in Pool Locker Room

Burbank police found evidence on the lifeguard's phone and seized a computer from his home, detectives said.

A Burbank lifeguard was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of recording women and an underage girl in an employee locker room and public restroom at a pool, police said.

Police were called to the Verdugo Park Pool on Wednesday morning and told that Arturo Montano, 23, was found to have taken photos and videos of women, the Burbank Police Department said.

"A fellow employee was changing in that locker room, looked up and saw the camera of a cellphone that was partially concealed," Sgt. Claudio Losacco said. "She saw it for what it was and took it down... Fortunately for us, she brought it to her manager."

Detectives found evidence of the recordings on Montano's phone and obtained a search warrant for his home in Sun Valley. Items seized from the home included a computer.

He was booked on suspicion of possessing images of a minor and six counts of concealing a camera to videotape the less-than-fully-clothed bodies of others without their knowledge, police said.

Montano, who has no prior arrests, was held on $170,000 bail and is set to appear in court on Friday morning at the Burbank branch of the Los Angeles Superior Court.

Several victims that have been identified, both juvenile and adult, are in the process of being contacted and interviewed.

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