Former Paso Robles teacher pleads to sex with minor
June 9, 2015
A 31-year-old teacher who was ousted from Paso Robles High School last year pleaded guilty Monday to charges related to a sexual relationship he had last year with a 16-year-old student.
Jeremy Monn, 31, pleaded guilty to arranging a meeting with a minor for lewd purposes and unlawful intercourse with a minor more than three years younger than the perpetrator, according to the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office. Earlier this year, Monn received a prison sentence of more than four years for a separate sexual relationship with an underage girl in Merced County.
Paso Robles police arrested Monn on June 1, 2014, after receiving a tip that a 16-year-old girl was having an ongoing sexual relationship with him. When interviewed by police, the girl admitted to having a sexual relationship with Monn, who was her agriculture teacher at the time.
Following his arrest, Monn posted $50,000 bail and was released from San Luis Obispo County Jail. In December, while Monn was out on bail, Merced officers arrested him at his Paso Robles home.
Prosecutors accused Monn of having sexual relations with a 15-year-old student while he was teaching at Don Pedro High School in Merced County. The lawyer for the Merced teen’s family said officials at the Central Valley school district knew about the allegations, but passed Monn off to Paso Robles High School.
Paso Robles administrators placed Monn on administrative leave shortly following his first arrest. They later announced that he was no longer an employee of the district.
An agreement between authorities in Merced and San Luis Obispo counties states that Monn must receive a combined prison sentence of at least four years, but no more than seven years. A Merced County judge has already sentenced Monn to four years and four months in prison.
Mann is due to appear for sentencing before Judge Jacquelyn Duffy in a San Luis Obispo courtroom on July 6.
San Luis Obispo attorney David Vogel represented Monn in Merced. Attorney Ilan Funke-Bilu was representing Monn in San Luis Obispo.