Teachers Arrested for Repeated Sexual Abuse of Student

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A California couple, both educators in the Orange County public school system, were arrested for sexually assaulting a student. The abuse occurred weekly from April of 2009 until well after his 18th birthday in December of 2010.

Daniel Shepard, 62, a high school teacher, and his wife, Gay Davidson-Shepard, who teaches middle school, were charged Thursday with multiple sexual abuse and child pornopgraphy felonies. According to prosecutors, they began “grooming” the 17-year-old boy two years ago.

They invited him into their home, gave him presents and allowed him to play video games before they first sexually abused him in April 2009, in the Jacuzzi at their Orange County, Calif., home.

The couple posted bail and will appear in court on May 19th. After their arrest, the prosecutor’s office was contacted by multiple persons, some of whom are possible victims.

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