Burbank Police arrest Verdugo Park pool lifeguard. Twenty-three year-old Sun Valley resident, Arturo Montano, was booked at the Burbank jail for “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,” according to a BPD news release. Montano was taken into custody yesterday. His bail was set at $170,000.
Montano began working for the City of Burbank as a locker room attendant in 2009. A year later, he was promoted to lifeguard. Yesterday morning, Burbank Police reportedly were called to the Verdugo Recreation Center by a Burbank Parks & Recreation manager. Police were told a lifeguard, later identified as Montano, was “found to have been using his cellular telephone to photograph / video females in the employee locker room and a public restroom.” Police spokesman, Sergeant Claudio Losacco, says officers ” located evidence on the employee’s cell phone.”
Later during a search of Montano’s Sun Valley home, detectives reportedly seized evidence including a computer. Several alleged juvenile and adult victims are being contacted and interviewed. Montano is due to appear in court tomorrow morning.