California Teacher Charged With Sex Crimes Against a Student

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A former Arroyo Grande High School teacher in California has had five charges brought against her after authorities announced over eight months ago that she was under investigation on suspicions she’d had sex with an underage male student.

36-year-old Tara Stumph had charges levied against her that include sexual intercourse with a minor and oral copulation of a minor; both felonies, and three counts of child molestation; misdemeanors.

The alleged incidents occurred between December of 2014 and December of 2015, with the two felony incidents believed to have taken place in June of 2015.

The sexual assault allegations were brought to the attention of school officials, who in turn alerted police on December 4th.

Shortly after, the teacher was put on administrative leave, but the district hadn’t disclosed her name because she hadn’t been arrested and had had no criminal charges filed against her at the time. Since then, however, officials have confirmed that Ms. Stumph no longer works for the district.

Investigators interviewed potential witnesses and collected evidence for quite some time before recommending filing charges to the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office.

Tara Stumph was a culinary arts teacher at the school where she worked for about five years.

Her arraignment is scheduled for August 29th.

 

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