Sacto 9-1-1
February 28, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What is status of photographer accused of secretly videotaping teen girl?

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QUESTION: What is the current status of the criminal case against Ronald Buchanan Jr., the volleyball coach and photographer accused of videotaping teenage girls?
Submitted by: Concerned, Sacramento

ANSWER: Ronald Roy Buchanan Jr. is awaiting trial in Placer Superior Court.

According to online court records, his next court date, for a status conference, is March 27.

Roseville police arrested Buchanan, 30, a local photographer and youth volleyball coach, in December after he was accused of videotaping an underage girl in the bathroom while she was getting ready for a photo shoot. The arrest followed an investigation that began in late November after a teenage girl and her parent reported concerns about inappropriate comments and secret videotaping during a photography session, according to police. The photographer was also the girl's former volleyball coach.

Buchanan was arrested on suspicion of possessing obscene matter involving a person under the age of 18.

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