For Immediate Release:
Date: March 8, 2019
Prepared By/Contact Person: Darren Blevins, (I) Chief of Police
SCHOOL DISTRICT EMPLOYEE BEING INVESTIGATED FOR INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR WITH A STUDENT
On February 24, 2019, officers from the Coalinga Police Department learned of possible misconduct of a school employee. The case was turned over the Coalinga Police Department’s School Resource Officer for further investigation.
A Coalinga Huron Unified School District student was contacted and interviewed regarding this allegation on the school employee. The juvenile told the officer that over the past few months she had developed a relationship with the school employee. During the interview officers obtained permission form the juvenile and her parents to look through her phone. Upon searching the phone, officers found text messages going back to February 24th, between the two of them. The juvenile stated she had deleted other messages between then prior to this date.
The juvenile had stated in her interview she and school employee had inappropriate contact with one another. The investigating officer asked the juveniles parents if they could take the phone to the Department of Justice for further analysis. The phone was taken to the DOJ office in Fresno.
On Tuesday March 12, 2019, the Fresno County District Attorney’s office was contacted and consulted on this case. Officer’s obtained an arrest warrant for 30-year old Coalinga resident, Adolfo Sandoval Penal Code section 647.6 (a) (1)- Annoying or molesting a person under the age of 18-years old.
At approximately 1215 hours, Officer’s made a traffic enforcement stop on a gray Mini Cooper in which Sandoval was driving in the 200 block of Jefferson Street. Sandoval was taken into custody without incident and is currently being held at the Coalinga Police Department for questioning and will be transferred to the Fresno County Jail.
The Coalinga Police Department and the Coalinga Huron Unified School District worked closely on this investigation and the police department would like to thank them for their assistance.
If anyone has information regarding this case, you are asked to contact Coalinga Huron Unified School District’s Administration’s office or the Coalinga Police Department.