|For Immediate Release
Case # TBA
October 23, 2009
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Public Affairs Counsel
FEMALE TEACHER TO BE ARRAIGNED FOR HAVING UNLAWFUL SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP WITH 17-YEAR-OLD STUDENT AND VANDALIZING THE VICTIM’S CAR
SANTA ANA – A female Saddleback High School teacher will be arraigned Monday for having an unlawful sexual relationship with a 17-year-old male student and later vandalizing his car. Naomi Perez, 33, Brea, is charged with one felony count each of unlawful sexual intercourse, oral copulation of a minor, sexual penetration by foreign object of a minor, and one misdemeanor count of vandalism. She faces a maximum sentence of four years and four months in state prison if convicted. Perez is out of custody on $50,000 bail and is expected to be arraigned Monday, Oct. 26, 2009, at 8:30 a.m. in Department C-57, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.
Perez is accused of meeting 17-year-old student John Doe while working as a teacher at Saddleback High School in Santa Ana. Between June 1, 2007, and Aug. 27, 2007, Perez is accused of having an unlawful relationship with the victim on multiple occasions in her Brea home.
On Aug. 26, 2009, Perez is accused of vandalizing the victim’s car while it was parked outside of a family member’s home by scratching and denting the vehicle. The defendant and John Doe, who is now over 18 years old, were no longer having a sexual relationship at the time of the vandalism. Police learned of the unlawful sexual relationship in the course of investigating the vandalism.
Anyone with additional information or who believes they have been a victim is encouraged to contact Supervising District Attorney Investigator Tim Craig at (714) 347-8558.
Deputy District Attorney Nikki Buracchio of the Sexual Assault Unit is prosecuting this case.