Orange County District Attorney
Press Release

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

For Immediate Release
Case # 11WF0941


April 21, 2011

Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
Office: 714-347-8408
Cell: 714-292-2718

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



WHO: Daniel Alma Shepard, 62, and Gay Davidson-Shepard, 59, both of Huntington Beach


WHAT: Each posted $150,000 bail today, April 21, 2011, and are out of custody. They will not be arraigned tomorrow as previously scheduled. The new arraignment date is scheduled for May 19, 2011, at 9:00 a.m. in Department W-15, West Justice Center, Westminster.


The defendants are married school teachers charged with having an unlawful sexual relationship together and on their own with a 17-year-old male high school student.  At the time of the crime, Gay Davidson-Shepard was a teacher at Mesa View Middle School in Huntington Beach and her husband Daniel Shepard was a teacher at Westminster High School in Westminster.



For additional information on the crime, visit and select the April 20, 2011, press release entitled “Married Teachers Arrested and Charged with Having Unlawful Sex, Sodomy, and Oral Copulation with 17-Year-Old Male Student,” under Press Releases/Media Advisories on the homepage.