CITY HALL ‚Äî A city employee arrested on a city-sponsored trip to a Dodgers game last month for allegedly taking sexual pictures of a child pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor charges at the East Los Angeles Courthouse on June 24.
Donald Condon was initially charged with one misdemeanor of child annoyance and has also been charged with using a camera to record children “under or through their clothing,” according to a spokesperson from the Office of the Los Angeles City Attorney.
At the June 24 court hearing he was arraigned and a stay-away protective order was issued.
Condon, listed as a community service specialist on PAL‚Äôs website, was arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department on May 30 at Dodger Stadium while chaperoning a Santa Monica Police Activities League event.
“It is alleged that he took inappropriate photographs of minors in public,” city officials said in a release earlier this month.
Earlier this week, a spokesperson for the L.A. City Attorney told the Daily Press that Condon was also charged with a second misdemeanor: The “use of a camera or other device to videotape or record another person under or through their clothing without their consent or knowledge and with sexual intent.”
City Hall placed Condon, a long-time employee, on paid administrative leave on June 2.
Aside from its initial press release on the matter, City Hall has declined to comment about the arrest.
When asked about Condon‚Äôs history and possible prior incidents, PAL representatives directed all questions to the Santa Monica Police Department.
“The City can not comment on whether or not there were past complaints against the employee,” said SMPD Lt. Jay Moroso.
The initial release notes that there is an ongoing administrative investigation.
“The City took immediate action to inform the families of those youth who participated in the outing,” the release said, “and will continue to take steps to insure the wellbeing of the youth.”