Scott Ruvolo, Ex-Asst. Track Coach at Calvary Chapel High, Shot Secret Video of Women Undressing With Whom We Want to Talk: DA
See the update at the end of this post with prosecutors describing criminal video allegedly found in Scott Ruvolo's possession and asking female victims to come forward.
ORIGINAL POST, OCT. 17, 4:42 P.M.: Not sure if Chuck Smith is in his grave yet but he's no doubt rolling over the news that an assistant track coach at Calvary Chapel High School in Santa Ana has been arrested for allegedly taking cell phone videos of women changing their clothes in a Salvation Army thrift store.
Scott Ruvolo, 56, of Victorville, was arrested at the store at 16119 Brookhurst St., Fountain Valley, according to police records.
City News Service, citing the report, states that Ruvolo is accused of recording three females changing clothes just prior to his arrest, and that his cell phone also contained video from June and July of women walking around in a Target store and a Starbucks.
Fountain Valley Police ask that anyone who believes they have been victimized by Ruvolo or who have more information that can help detectives call 714.593.4480.
UPDATE, OCT. 25, 12:08 P.M.: The Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA) has issued a public plea for female victims to come forward in the case against Calvary Chapel High's former assistant track coach Scott Douglas Ruvolo, 56, of Victorville.
Right now, he is charged with one misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct of attempting to secretly film another for allegedly trying to record video of a woman changing clothes inside a thrift store dressing room in Fountain Valley. He is scheduled to be arraigned in Westminster Monday and faces up to three months in jail with a conviction.
But Ruvolo had in his possession videos depicting other unidentified females undressing as well as young teenage and adult females in department stores, restaurants, and parks, according to the OCDA. Given his job around students that age at the private Christian high school, that raises the potential for even more victims.
Anyone with information that can help the ongoing investigation is asked to contact Fountain Valley Police Detective Jesse Hughes at 714.593.4480 or Supervising District Attorney Investigator Lee Smith at 714.834.7538.
Meanwhile, the OCDA released this narrative of the incident that resulted in Ruvolo's arrest:
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.