|For Immediate Release
Case # 13WM09562
October 25, 2013
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
LAW ENFORCEMENT SEEKS PUBLIC’S HELP IDENTIFIYING POTENTIAL ADDITIONAL VICTIMS OF FORMER COACH CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTING TO RECORD VIDEO OF WOMAN CHANGING CLOTHES INSIDE DRESSING ROOM
WESTMINSTER – Law enforcement is seeking the public’s help identifying potential additional victims of a former assistant track coach charged with attempting to record video of a woman changing clothes inside a dressing room. Scott Douglas Ruvolo, 56, Victorville, is charged with one misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct of attempting to secretly film another. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of three months in jail. He is scheduled to be arraigned Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at 8:30 a.m. in Department W-3, West Justice Center, Westminster.
At approximately 7:20 p.m. on July 11, 2013, Ruvolo is accused of entering the Salvation Army Family Store in Fountain Valley, going inside a dressing room stall, and preparing his cell phone to record video. Ruvolo is accused of placing the cell phone inside his shoe and sliding it under a dressing room stall next to him, which was occupied by 24-year-old Jane Doe. The defendant is accused of grabbing the shoe containing the cell phone and walking out of the store after Jane Doe had seen it while she was undressing.
A Fountain Valley Police Department (FVPD) officer arrived at the scene and arrested the defendant in a nearby residential neighborhood.
Ruvolo is accused of being in possession of videos depicting other potential female victims undressing, who are as of yet unidentified. He is also accused of possessing other videos, including young teenage and adult females in department stores, restaurants, and parks.
Ruvolo previously worked as an assistant track coach at Calvary Chapel High School in Santa Ana.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with additional information or who believes they have been a victim is encouraged to contact FVPD Detective Jesse Hughes at (714) 593-4480 or Supervising District Attorney Investigator Lee Smith at (714) 834-7538.
Deputy District Attorney Elisa Kim is prosecuting this case.