Monday, May 04, 2015

Ezequiel Barragan, Dana Hills High School Teacher Arrested for Child Molestation & Pornography

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Updated May 5 to change description of Mr. Barragan's involvement with youth sports per request  of Little League  zinger still, per Lt. Hallock

Rancho Santa Margarita , Calif. –  On Monday, May 04, 2015, the Orange County Child Exploitation Task Force (OCCETF) was notified by a United States Postal Service (USPS) agent regarding an ongoing child pornography investigation involving Ezequiel Barragan, 48, Aliso Viejo

Barragan is currently employed by the Capistrano Unified School District (CUSD) as a Spanish teacher at Dana Hills High School in the city of Dana Point. 

Barragan has been the target of a USPS investigation resulting in discovery of information that he engaged in sexual relations with a male juvenile over the last two years.  Today’s investigation has included interviews, search warrants and review of evidence obtained by investigators. Today,  Barragan, was arrested on allegations of child molestation and possession of child pornography, according to OCSD spokesperson Lt. Jeff Hallock.

 Over the last 20 years, Barragan has been involved in coaching youth baseball at various youth leagues as well as at the junior/high school level.  Barragan has volunteered with Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for Children in Orange County for the last several years, having access to numerous juvenile males.

Barragan was arrested for lewd and lascivious conduct with a child under the age of 14 years old and possession of child pornography.  He was booked into Orange County Jail and is being held on $500K bail.  

Anyone with additional information regarding additional victims is asked to call the Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s (714) 647-7418 or (714) 647-7000.  Anonymous tips may also be submitted to Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS (855-847-6227) or at

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