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Friday March 2nd, 2018 :: 03:09 p.m. PST


Instructional Associate at Chaparral High in Phelan arrested for having a sexual relationship with two students

DATE/TIME:             Friday, March 2, 2018
INCIDENT:    PC 288(c)(1); Sexual Intercourse with a Minor
                        PC 288a(b)(2); Oral Copulation with a Minor
                        PC 288.2(A); Send Harmful Matter to a minor
LOCATION:               Phelan
VICTIM:                     15-year-old male
                                    16-year-old male
SUSPECT:     Caron Michele Escobar, 43-year-old resident of Phelan
BAIL AMOUNT:       $100,000
On Thursday, March 1, 2018, school administrators from Chaparral High School obtained information regarding an inappropriate relationship between an employee, Caron Escobar, and students at the school.  Caron Michele Escobar is employed with the Snowline Joint Unified School District as an Instructional Associate at Chaparral High School in Phelan. In November of 2017, Escobar was transferred from Eagle Summit Community Day School to her current position at Chaparral High School.
School administrators reported the suspected sexual abuse to the Victor Valley Station. Detectives from the Crimes Against Children Detail assisted with the investigation and interviewed several minors regarding the allegation of sexual abuse.
During the course of the investigation, detectives discovered Escobar had engaged in sexual intercourse and oral copulation with two victims. Escobar exchanged explicit text communication with the minors which contained obscene matter. 
On Friday, March 3, 2018, Escobar was arrested for PC 288(c)(1), PC 288a(b)(2), PC 288.2(A) and PC 261.5 (d). She was booked at Central Detention Center in San Bernardino and bail was set for $100,000.
Detectives believe there may be additional victims and are releasing Escobar’s booking photograph. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Specialized Investigation Division, Crimes Against Children Detail, Detective MJ Higgins (909) 387-3615. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463). 
Refer:                         Detective MJ Higgins, Crimes Against  Children Detail
Station:                    Specialized Investigation Division
Case No.                   DR#601800044 
Phone No.                (909) 387-3615
John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

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