Teacher Who Showed Nude Selfie to Class Free for Now


OAKLAND (KRON) — A San Leandro teacher who accidentally showed a nude selfie to his students is free on his own recognizance but still faces serious charges.

A judge Monday imposed a restraining order on Richard Styner as well as requiring him to stay away from all pornography, even of the legal variety.

Styner got in trouble while teaching a lesson to his students about transferring photos on a computer when a picture of himself showing his private parts appeared on the screen. Police started an investigation and say they found child porn on his computer and evidence he had broken into an adult woman’s home, photographed her underwear, and stole some clothing.

The teacher entered a plea of not guilty Monday. After the hearing, Styner offered only a terse “no comment” to KRON 4’s Scott Rates and then walked behind a friend who tried to block Scott’s camera lens.

After his client was gone, his lawyer urged people not to jump to conclusions.

“It’s unclear whether a crime has in fact been committed in this case and because of that we’re asking everyone in the community to withold any judgment,” defense attorney Scott Chazen says.

Styner is due back in court for a pre-trial hearing on July 17th.

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