Which the Leader won’t tell you about because it makes the story about 10,000 times less sensational. (See below as well for Albano’s big problem here.)
So an assistant city attorney has to be the spokesman instead. Are these just knocked-down, face-saving misdemeanor charges then?
A Lifeguard pleaded not guilty Friday to charges that he videotaped and photographed girls and women in a public restroom and an employee locker room at the Verdugo Aquatic Facility, officials said.
Arturo Montano, 22, denied two counts of annoying or molesting a child, as well as six counts of using a concealed camera to secretly record or photograph someone who may be undressed in an area where they have a reasonable expectation of privacy, according to Senior Assistant City Atty. Denny Wei.
May be undressed? What did the actual “videos” show?
It was an alleged Peeping Tom charge then. Because … a co-worker found his cellphone in his own employee locker room (?) That’s a long way from what they were hysterically telling us was going on last week.
A co-worker had reportedly seen the camera in a locker room and told a manager. Investigators subsequently served a search warrant at Montano’s home in Sun Valley and seized his computer.
They obviously didn’t find anything at home, because if they’d had they’d be trumpeting it to the high heavens.
And if they found nothing at home, and he was a six-year-long employee who had ample opportunity to engage in repeated behaviors, what was this really all about?
(Now you know why no prosecutor has ever allowed us on a jury. We ask too many questions! The local Burbank and Glendale police don’t like us either.)
Btw, the City of Burbank is in DEEP trouble here because of how this kid’s boss just grabbed his phone and searched through it for all of the supposed evidence based solely on hearsay, and then only afterwards called the police. Craig at MyBurbank was honest enough to relate this version of the story until the BPD prevailed upon him to change it to one less culpable for the City (and of course more creepy to the kid).
Parks and Rec should have waited for the police to show up and obtain a search warrant. The kid did own the phone, didn’t he?
Oh that’s right — it’s Burbank we’re talking about. (Glendale’s worse.)
Albano needs to make this one stick and she knows it. That’s why she’s pushing these dubious charges. Otherwise this kid’s going to end up owning McCambridge Park. Suppression of evidence is the least of her office’s problems right now on this one.