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Santa Clarita Man Accused Of Taping 12-Year-Old Boy Inside Bathroom

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SANTA CLARITA (CBS) — Investigators are trying to identify several children who were videotaped by a Santa Clarita man arrested last month after allegedly taping a 12-year-old boy inside a college campus bathroom.

On March 21, a 12-year-old boy said he saw a man try to videotape him while he was using a bathroom while at the Valencia campus of College of the Canyons.  The boy ran out of the bathroom and identified Daniel Donovan, 32, as the man who allegedly videotaped him.

According to Lt. Carlos Marquez of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Special Victim’s Bureau, at the time of his arrest, videotapes of other children inside restrooms were found inside Donovan’s car.  The exact number of victims has been withheld and Detectives have yet to identify any of the other victims who were videotaped or to determine whether or not they were videotaped at the College.

College spokesman Bruce Battle said that College of the Canyon’s disciplinary process was initiated when Donovan was arrested.

“He is currently not welcome on campus, but we can’t get into specifics at this point,” Battle said.

Donovan, a part-time student of the College was enrolled in two classes on the Valencia campus at the time he was arrested. He has attended COC intermittently since 2001.

Donovan who lives in the 14800 block of Daisy Meadow St., was released from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station on April 2 after posting $45,000 bail.  He is scheduled to be arraigned in May on charges of child molestation and possession of child pornography.

Anyone with information about this incident or others is asked to call authorities at (877) 710-5273.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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