For Immediate Release
Susan Kang Schroeder
FEMALE HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER TO BE ARRAIGNED FOR ENGAGING IN ILLEGAL SEX ACTS WITH UNDERAGE FEMALE STUDENT
FULLERTON – A female high school teacher is scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow for engaging in illegal sex acts with an underage female student. Rebecca Eileen Diebolt, 35, Brea, is charged with two felony counts of oral copulation with a minor under 16, one felony count of oral copulation with a minor, two felony counts of sexual penetration by foreign object of minor under 16, and one felony count of sexual penetration by foreign object of minor. If convicted, she faces a maximum sentence of six years and four months in state prison and mandatory lifetime sex offender registration. She is scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow, Thursday, July 10, 2014, at 8:30 a.m. in Department N-12, North Justice Center, Fullerton.
At the time of the crime, Diebolt was a language arts teacher and a swim/girls water polo coach at Valencia High School in Placentia. Diebolt had been teaching at the school since 2003.
In 2004, Diebolt is accused of establishing an illegal sexual relationship with 15-year-old Jane Doe. On multiple occasions between 2004 and 2008, Diebolt is accused of engaging in sexual acts with the victim in the defendant’s classroom at the high school and at the defendant’s home after school and on weekends. She is accused of continuing the sexual relationship after the victim graduated the high school and began attending college.
On June 4, 2014, the victim reported the sex acts to the Placentia Police Department, who investigated this case and arrested Diebolt one week later.
Deputy District Attorney Karyn Stokke of the Sexual Assault Unit is prosecuting this case.