26 Year Old Substitute Teacher Arrested for Sex With A Minor

DATE/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


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 and penetration with a foreign object on a minor. The victim in this case was 14 years old at the time the alleged crime took place. Trathen is being held in lieu of $200,000 bail. Trathen’s booking photo will be released in the event there are additional victims or witnesses. If you have any information in reference here is the contact information.

Refer: Detective Josette Tracy or Sergeant Dana Foster

Station: Specialized Investigation Division – Crimes Against Children Detail

Phone No. 909-387-3615

Case No. 601700102