Case # 18HM08176

June 19, 2018

Contact:

Jennifer Manzella

Press Information Officer

Newport Beach Police Department

Susan Kang Schroeder

Chief of Staff

Orange County District Attorney

Michelle Van Der Linden

Spokesperson

Orange County District Attorney

Office:

949-644-3662

714-347-8408

714-347-8405

Cell:

949-415-6273

714-292-2718

714-323-4486

LAW ENFORCEMENT SEEKING POTENTIAL ADDITIONAL VICTIMS OF DOCTOR CHARGED WITH SENDING SEXUALLY MOTIVATED MESSAGES TO HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADERS

SANTA ANA, Calif. – Law enforcement is seeking potential additional victims of a doctor who is charged with sending sexually motivated messages to cheerleaders at a high school where he served as a volunteer.

Defendant

Charges

Maximum Sentence

Court Date

David Lee Haller, 51, Newport Beach

Charged on June 18, 2018, with the following misdemeanor counts:

  • (2) Child annoyance

Two years in county jail

Arraignment

July 25, 2018, 8:30 a.m.

Department H-8, Harbor Justice Center, Newport Beach

Circumstances of the Case

  • At the time of the crime, Haller was a medical doctor and a volunteer with the University of California, Irvine (UCI) Spirit Squad cheerleading team. The defendant also volunteered as a doctor at several athletic events at Newport Harbor High School (NHHS) from October to December 2017.
  • On Aug. 30, 2017, Haller is accused of messaging NHHS cheerleader Jane Doe 1 on Instagram in Jane Doe 1 on Instagram in a sexually motivated and inappropriate manner.
  • On Oct. 27, 2017, the defendant is accused of contacting NHHS cheerleader Jane Doe 2 on Snapchat in a similar sexually motivated and inappropriate manner.
  • The victims contacted the Newport Beach Police Department (NBPD), who investigated this case and identified Haller with assistance from the UCI Police Department.

Anyone with additional information or who believes they are a victim is asked to contact Orange County District Attorney’s Office Supervising Investigator Paul Carvo at 714-834-5025.

Prosecutor: Deputy District Attorney Stephanie Caughlin




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