A longtime basketball coach in Los Angeles has been arrested on suspicion of sexual battery and illegally filming young men in the bathroom of his home, according to a report in The Los Angeles Times.
Michael Miller was released on $50,000 bail on Monday. He spent 17 years at Los Angeles City College before starting Los Angeles College Preparatory Academy, a program in Gardena, Calif., that claims to prepare high school players and recent college graduates for spots on college basketball teams, according to its website, the Times said. The academy was founded in 2012.
Miller denied the allegations in an interview with The Times before his arrest.
Police said Miller is suspected of secretly filming at least four male students, but encouraged other potential victims to come forward. The players told police they occasionally took showers at Miller’s home.
Miller is facing a misdemeanor count of sexual battery and eight misdemeanor counts of illegal filming. Three players also alleged that Miller touched them inappropriately, according to the search warrant. According to the report, the students told police that they resisted.
The warrant indicates that the students discovered a camera pointed at the toilet and bathtub hidden in a “spy clock.”