San Leandro Teacher Set For Arraignment On Child Porn, Burglary Charges

HAYWARD (CBS SF) – A San Leandro High School teacher facing child pornography and burglary charges was scheduled to be arraigned Monday afternoon in Alameda County Superior Court in Hayward.

Richard Styner, 45, was charged May 7 with possession of child pornography and residential burglary after school officials contacted police about an incident in his class in which he allegedly showed students a nude photo of himself.

According to court documents, on April 16, Styner was teaching students how to transfer pictures from electronic devices when he suddenly displayed a photo of himself unclothed.

Styner later told school administrators that he had not intended to show the photo, according to a probable cause statement filed in court.

A subsequent search of his computer turned up hundreds of pornographic stories, including one about a 14-year-old girl having sex with her brother that was accompanied by a photo of an underage girl, the document stated.

The burglary charge stems from an incident in October 2012 in which prosecutors allege Styner entered the home of a female friend who had given him a key for emergencies, photographed her underwear and other items and took some clothing.

San Leandro Unified School District Superintendent Cindy Cathey has previously said the district is conducting its own investigation into the incident.

Styner, a San Leandro resident, was scheduled to appear in Department 502 at 2 p.m. in the Hayward Hall of Justice, located at 24405 Amador Drive.

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