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Newport Beach Police Department
Tuesday June 19th, 2018 :: 02:10 p.m. PDT


Joint Press Release: David Haller charges

The following is a joint press release, issued by the Orange County District Attorney's office.  A PDF of the release is also attached to this Nixle message.

SANTA ANA, Calif. – Law enforcement is seeking potential additional victims of a doctor who sent sexually motivated messages to cheerleaders at a high school where he served as a volunteer.

Defendant Charges Maximum Sentence Court Date
David Lee Haller, 51, Newport Beach Charged on June 18, 2018, with the following misdemeanor counts:
  • (2) Child annoyance
Two years in county jail Arraignment
June 26, 2018, 8:30 am
Department H-8, Harbor Justice Center, Newport Beach
Circumstances of the Case
  • At the time of the crime, Haller was a medical doctor and a volunteer with the University of California, Irvine (UCI) Spirit Squad cheerleading team. The defendant also volunteered as a doctor at several athletic events at Newport Harbor High School (NHHS) from October to December 2017.
  • On Aug. 30, 2017, Haller is accused of messaging NHHS cheerleader Jane Doe 1 on Instagram in Jane Doe 1 on Instagram in a sexually motivated and inappropriate manner.
  • On Oct. 27, 2017, the defendant is accused of contacting NHHS cheerleader Jane Doe 2 on Snapchat in a similar sexually motivated and inappropriate manner.
  • The victims contacted the Newport Beach Police Department (NBPD), who investigated this case and identified Haller with assistance from the UCI Police Department.
Anyone with additional information or who believes they are a victim is asked to contact Orange County District Attorney’s Office Supervising Investigator Paul Carvo at 714-834-5025.
Prosecutor: Deputy District Attorney Stephanie Caughlin


Newport Beach Police Department
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Newport Beach, CA 92660

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