Basketball coach arrested for filming players in bathroom

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A youth basketball coach has been arrested after a nearly year-long investigation into alleged illegal filming of his players in his bathroom.

LAPD officials say the investigation into Michael Miller of East Los Angeles began on Nov. 27, 2013, after several players reported being secretly videotaped in Miller's residential bathroom. One of the basketball players gave police a memory card taken from a camera found in the bathroom, investigators said.

Miller, 50, was arrested on Monday, and the L.A. city attorney filed eight counts of illegal filming of his players while using his residential bathroom facilities and one count of sexual battery.

Detectives say the alleged victims are all adults. Three of them reported to police that Miller touched them inappropriately.

Miller, who was released after posting $50,000 bail, was the sole proprietor of the Los Angeles College Preparatory Academy, a program for aspiring college athletes that was run out of his home, police said.

Anyone with information about the case is urged to call (877) LAPD-24-7.

Miller used to coach at L.A. City College for 17 years, according to the school's website. He also used to coach at Ribet Academy and Cathedral High School.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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