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Burbank Lifeguard Allegedly Used His Phone To Secretly Record Women And Girls

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Verdugo Park Pool (Photo by Doran via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
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A Burbank lifeguard was arrested for allegedly taking locker room videos of unsuspecting women and girls with his phone. Police responded to Verdugo Park Pool at 3201 W. Verdugo Ave. in Burbank on Wednesday morning at about 9:15 a.m., the L.A. Times reports. There, they arrested 23-year-old Arturo Montano on suspicion of possession of images of a minor for the purpose of sexual stimulation, and six counts of hiding a camera to videotape others without their knowledge for the purpose of sexual gratification. Montano was an employee of the city of Burbank.

Earlier that morning, a female employee said she realized she was being recorded in the locker room when she noticed a partially hidden cellphone, NBC Los Angeles reports. She took the camera and bought it to her manager.

On the phone, police found images of several woman and girls that appeared to confirm the women's allegations. They also confiscated the computer at his Sun Valley Home.