26 Year Old Substitute Teacher Arrested for Illegal Sexual Conduct with a Minor

Full NotificationDATE/TIME: September 2, 2017/ 7:35 p.m. INCIDENT: PC 289(a)(1)(c) Digital Penetration With A Foreign Object On A Minor; PC 288(a)(c) Oral Copulation With A Minor 14-Years

LOCATION: Several locations within the City of Yucaipa

SUSPECT(S): Trevor Jack Trathen, WMA, 26 years of age, resident of Yucaipa  

VICTIM(S): Confidential Female Minor

SUMMARY: On Thursday, August 31, 2017, staff at the Yucaipa High School became aware of allegations regarding a student who had an inappropriate relationship with an employee of Yucaipa-Calimesa joint unified school district. The school immediately reported the allegations to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Yucaipa Station and to San Bernardino County Children and Family Services. Detectives at the Yucaipa Station contacted the Sheriff’s Specialized Investigations Division – Crimes Against Children Detail (CACD) for assistance. Detectives immediately launched an investigation, gathered evidence, and conducted numerous interviews. Detectives learned Trathen had participated in illegal sexual conduct with the victim in February and March of 2014. At the time, Trathen was a coach at the Yucaipa High School and met the victim while she was a student at the school. Trathen was a substitute teacher at the Yucaipa High School at the time of this investigation, however he has been removed from the Yucaipa/Calimesa School District Substitute System.  

Trathen was arrested on September 2, 2017, at about 12:02 a.m. and booked at the Sheriff’s Central Detention Center for oral copulation with a minor 14-years of age and penetration with a foreign object on a minor 14 years of age. He is being held in lieu of $200,000 bail. Detectives are releasing Trathen’s booking photo in the event there are additional victims or witnesses.   

Refer: Detective Josette Tracy or Sergeant Dana Foster

Station: Specialized Investigation Division – Crimes Against Children Detail

Phone No. 909-387-3615

Case No. 601700102

JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

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