HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC TRAINER CONVICTED OF HAVING UNLAWFUL SEX WITH MALE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT

OCDASeal

Orange County District Attorney
Press Release


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

For Immediate Release
Case # 08NF3349

 


 

July 1, 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

HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC TRAINER

 CONVICTED OF HAVING UNLAWFUL SEX

WITH MALE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT

 

NEWPORT BEACH – A high school athletic trainer was convicted today of having an unlawful sexual relationship for almost one year with a male high school student.  Hope Ashley Jacoby, 24, San Juan Capistrano, pleaded guilty to the court to four felony counts of unlawful sexual intercourse and three felony counts of oral copulation of a minor. Over the objection of the People, she is expected to be sentenced to three years of probation and 30 days Caltrans service at her sentencing on July 29, 2009, at 9:00 a.m. in Department H-2, Harbor Justice Center, Newport Beach. The victim will have an opportunity to make a victim impact statement at the sentencing.

 

Between Jan. 1, 2008, and Dec. 19, 2008, Jacoby had an unlawful sexual relationship with a male student, whom she met while working as an athletic trainer at Tustin High School. The defendant had unlawful sex with the victim in her car and at her San Juan Capistrano home on several occasions when the victim was between 16 and 17 years old.

 

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

 

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