Former Rialto School Board president arrested for suspicion of child porn possession

The former Rialto school board president arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography posted bond Wednesday, according to online records.

Daniel Mays, 65, of Rialto was taken into custody the day before at his home in the 500 block of West Arbeth Street following an investigation, according to a Rialto police news release. He was booked at West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga.

But on Wednesday online inmate records showed Mays had been released on bail.

The records also indicate that there are no court cases currently scheduled for Mays.

 

Chris Lee, spokesman for the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office, said Wednesday that charges have not yet been filed.

“We haven’t received the case yet,” he said.

On Jan. 30 a Highland computer repair person contacted the Rialto Police Department after Mays left a computer to be repaired allegedly containing child pornography, according to the news release.

After a follow-up investigation, police discovered that the former Rialto Unified School District board president allegedly had several pieces of equipment, computer hard drives and computer discs that contained suspected child pornography, according to the news release.

Officials with Rialto Unified School District said the last time Mays served on the school board was in 2008.

By   Lori Fowler, The Sun

RIALTO >> A former Rialto school board president was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of possessing child pornography.

Daniel Mays, 65, of Rialto, was taken into custody at his home in the 500 block of West Arbeth Street following an investigation according to a police news release.

A Highland computer repair person contacted the Rialto police Thursday after Mays allegedly left a computer to be repaired containing child pornography, police officials said in a written statement.

After a follow-up investigation, police discovered the former Rialto Unified School District board president allegedly had several pieces of equipment, computer hard drives and computer discs that contained suspected child pornography, police added.

Mays was booked into West Valley Detention Center for suspicion of possession of child porn and is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.

Syeda Jafri, spokeswoman for the RUSD, said the news of Mays’ arrest is an “extremely disturbing allegation.”

The last time Mays served on the school board was in 2008, she said.

This news comes in the wake of two other arrests of present or past district employees.

In recent months, accountant Judith Oakes was arrested and charged with alleged embezzlement of $1.8 million of school lunch money.

In March 2013, police arrested former Eisenhower High School girls basketball coach Floyd Eddings Jr. as he was leaving his security officer job for the Corona-Norco Unifed School District.

Eddings, a former National Football League wide receiver for the New York Giants, was accused of having sex with two members of his team, both under 16, as well as forcible sexual penetration with foreign objects when he was working for the Rialto district between 2000 and 2004.

The Mays investigation is ongoing. The Rialto Police Department is asking anyone with information to contact Detective Carla McCullough at 909-820-2521.

By   Doug Saunders, The Sun

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