FORMER HIGH SCHOOL CAMPUS SECURITY OFFICER TO BE ARRAIGNED FOR UNLAWFUL SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP WITH 16-YEAR-OLD FEMALE STUDENT

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Orange County District Attorney
Press Release


Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney
401 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701

For Immediate Release
Case # 09HF1582

 


 

September 17, 2009

Susan Kang Schroeder
Public Affairs Counsel
Office: 714-347-8408
Cell: 714-292-2718

Farrah Emami
Spokesperson
Office: 714-347-8405
Cell: 714-323-4486

FORMER HIGH SCHOOL CAMPUS SECURITY OFFICER TO BE ARRAIGNED FOR UNLAWFUL SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP WITH 16-YEAR-OLD FEMALE STUDENT

 

NEWPORT BEACH – A former high school campus security officer will be arraigned tomorrow for having an unlawful sexual relationship with a 16-year-old female student. Juan Armando Candela, 26, Tustin, is charged with two felony counts of unlawful sexual intercourse and oral copulation of a minor. Candela faces a maximum of three years and eight months in state prison if convicted. He is out of custody on $50,000 bail and is expected to be arraigned tomorrow, Sept. 18, 2009, at 8:30 a.m. in Department H-2, Harbor Justice Center, Newport Beach.

 

Candela who was then a campus security officer at Beckman High School located on Bryan Avenue in Irvine, met a 16-year-old female student through his employment at the school. Between February 2009 and March 2009, Candela is accused of having an unlawful sexual relationship with Jane Doe including engaging in sexual intercourse and oral copulation on multiple occasions in the defendant’s car and at the victim’s residence. None of the sexual contacts occurred at the school. Jane Doe is no longer a student at the high school.

 

On the early morning of Aug. 20, 2009, Candela is accused of sitting with the victim in his parked car and being contacted by the Newport Beach Police Department. The Irvine Police Department investigated this case.

 

Deputy District Attorney Nikki Buracchio of the Sexual Assault Unit is prosecuting this case.

 

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