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SBSD - Yucaipa Police Department
Friday April 20th, 2018 :: 04:50 p.m. PDT


The District Attorney filed charges against Sean Michael McMurray; he remains in custody on $1 million bail

DATE/TIME: April 18, 2018

INCIDENT: PC 288 (a) – Lewd Acts with a child under 14 years old
PC 288.5 (a) – Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child

LOCATION: City of Yucaipa

SUSPECT: Sean Michael McMurray, age 42 a resident of Riverside

VICTIM: Male juvenile

SUMMARY: ********** UPDATE **********

On April 20, 2018, Yucaipa Police Detectives forwarded their reports to the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office for review and determination of criminal charges. After careful review of the police reports, the District Attorney’s Office filed criminal charges against Sean McMurray. The following charges were filed:

Ct. 1: PC 288 (a) – Lewd Act upon a child under the age of 14 (Felony)

Ct. 2: PC 288 (c) (1) – Lewd Act upon a child; Age 14 (Felony)

Ct. 3: PC 288 (c) (1) – Lewd Act upon a child; Age 15 (Felony)

Ct. 4: PC 243.3 (e) (1) – Sexual Battery (Misdemeanor)

Ct. 5: PC 243.3 (e) (1) – Sexual Battery (Misdemeanor)

On April 20, 2018 at approximately 1:30 PM, McMurray appeared in court with his lawyer, where he was arraigned on the above charges. McMurray entered a not guilty plea, and has been ordered to appear at the San Bernardino Superior Court – Justice Center on April 30, 2018 in Dept. S-4 at 8:00 AM. McMurray was ordered to remain in-custody, and his bail remained set at one million dollars.

Yucaipa Police are continuing to investigate this case, and no further information is available at this time.


In February of 2018, the victim reported that he was sexually abused by Sean McMurray. The victim reported that during a two-year period (2013 – 2015), McMurray sexually abused the victim on multiple occasions. Yucaipa Police Detectives immediately began investigating the sexual abuse allegations.

On April 18, 2018, Yucaipa Police Detectives contacted McMurray in the City of Moreno Valley. McMurray voluntarily came back to the Yucaipa Police Station for an interview. At the conclusion of the interview, McMurray was arrested for PC 288 (a) – Lewd Acts with a Child, and PC 288.5 (a) – Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child. McMurray was booked into the West Valley Detention Center on the above charges, where he is being held in lieu of one million dollars bail.

At the time of this incident (2013 -2015), McMurray was employed as a teacher with Banning Unified School District. Currently, McMurray is employed as the Principal of the March Mountain High School in the Moreno Valley Unified School District. The victim was not a student of McMurray’s and did not attend any of the schools he has worked at.

Detectives believe there may be additional victims and are releasing McMurray’s booking photo. Anyone with information regarding this investigation or have information of additional persons who have been victimized by McMurray, are asked to call the Yucaipa Police Detectives Division (909) 918-2305. Anyone who would like to remain anonymous is urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.

Refer: Detective Mike Madril

Station: Yucaipa Police Department

Phone No: (909) 918-2305

Case No: 141800427

JOHN MCMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Yucaipa Police Department
34144 Yucaipa Blvd
Yucaipa, CA 92399

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