DATE / TIME OF RELEASE: 06/03/13, 8:30 AM
INCIDENTS: Possession of child pornography
PRESS RELEASE OFFICER: Lieutenant Randall Brandt
DATES/TIMES: 4/16/13, 9:30 AM
LOCATIONS: San Leandro High School, 2200 Bancroft Avenue, San Leandro
INVESTIGATING DETECTIVE: Detective Sergeant Sanchez
SUSPECT(S): Richard Styner, 45 year old male, resident of San Leandro.
On 04/16/13, Richard Styner was teaching a computer class at San Leandro High School and showed students how to transfer pictures from electronic devices. Styner displayed a naked picture of himself on a screen in front of the class which he reported to the school’s administration as an accident.
San Leandro High School Administrators reported the incident to the police department and we opened an investigation. During our investigation, additional information and evidence was located that is consistent with child pornography.
On 05/08/13, the District Attorney’s Office reviewed the details in the case and they determined there was sufficient evidence to proceed with charges.
Lt. Randall Brandt stated, “Our staff worked collaboratively with school’s administrators to thoroughly investigate this incident. We are encouraging anyone who might have information about these allegations or other similar incidents to report them to us immediately.”
This is an active investigation and evidence is still being reviewed, therefore no additional details will be released at this time.
MEDIA UPDATES WILL BE MADE AS INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE
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