Thursday, August 30, 2012

HB Married teachers convicted of unlawful sex with a minor

Posted by CotoBlogzz

Ranch Santa Margarita, CA - Daniel Alma and  Gay Davidson-Shepard, married school teachers were convicted today of having an unlawful sexual relationship together and on their own with a 17-year-old male high school student.

Daniel Alma Shepard, 63, Huntington Beach, pleaded guilty to three felony counts and one misdemeanor count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Gay Davidson-Shepard, 60, Huntington Beach. Pleaded guilty three felony counts and one misdemeanor count each of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and violation of a protective order. 

According to the Orange County District Attorney’s office, the Shepards are expected to be sentenced to the court offer of three years formal probation, counseling, and 60 days of community service. Shepard was sentenced to two years in prison and Davidson-Shepard was sentenced to four years in prison, both stayed pending completion of probation. The OCDA  intends to object to the sentence at the sentencing hearing. 

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. 

Daniel Shepard met John Doe while the victim was a student at Westminster High School. In March 2009, Daniel Shepard and Gay Davidson-Shepard groomed the 17-year-old victim by regularly inviting him to their Huntington Beach home to drink alcohol, eat, play board games, and watch movies. 

In April 2009, the dShepards sexually assaulted the victim for the first time, while John Doe was at their home. On a weekly basis beginning in April 2009, the Shepards got John Doe intoxicated by providing him with alcohol and then engaged in illegal sex acts with the victim in their home.

In March 2011, the victim disclosed the sexual assault to his mother. John Doe's mother contacted the Westminster Police Department, who investigated the case and arrested the defendants on April 20, 2011. 

On Nov. 28, 2011, while out of custody on bail for the sexual assault and subject to a protective order barring her from contacting John Doe, Gay Davidson-Shepard violated the protective order by calling and texting the victim numerous times.


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