Ex-Paso Robles teacher sentenced in sex with students case

July 14, 2015
Jeremy Monn

Jeremy Monn

Former Paso Robles High School teacher Jeremy Monn, who had sexual relationships with students both in North County and the Central Valley, received a six-year, four-month prison sentence on Tuesday. [KSBY]

Monn, 31, may only need to serve three years and two months in prison, though. He has credit for time served and could gain early release for good behavior.

In 2013, Monn had a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student at Don Pedro High School in Tuolumne County. He was living in Merced at the time.

During the 2013-2014 school year, Monn had a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old Paso Robles High School student. Monn was the student’s agriculture teacher.

Monn received a combined sentence for the crimes committed in San Luis Obispo and Merced counties. Earlier this year, a judge in Merced County sentenced Monn to four years and four months in prison.

The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office previously indicated Monn would receive a total of seven years in prison. But, on Monday, San Luis Obispo Judge Jacqueline Duffy only added two years to the sentence.

The mother of the Paso Robles student spoke at Monn’s sentencing. The victim’s mother said her daughter graduated with a 4.0 from Paso Robles High School, but no longer plans to go away for college.

The former Paso Robles student is currently suing Monn. The suit also names the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District, the Big Oak Flat Groveland school district and Don Pedro High School Principal Dave Urquhart.

Urquhart is also the superintendent of the Big Oak district. When Urquhart heard rumors of Monn’s relationship with a student, he promised Monn a favorable recommendation if the teacher found a job elsewhere, the lawsuit alleges.

The Big Oak district then informed the Paso Robles district that Monn was a model teacher of high moral character, the suit states.

At Monday’s sentencing, Monn said it is hard for him to forgive himself for hurting everyone involved.

Ilan Funke-Bilu, Monn’s attorney, said his client was suffering from personal issues and was motivated by depression when he had sex with both students. About 30 people wrote letters supporting Monn and describing him as an extremely likeable and compassionate person, Funke-Bilu said.

The prosecution said that Monn groomed the Paso Robles student for sex by giving her gifts and compliments.

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Play that Funke-Bilu music white boy

Play that Funke-Biilu music right

Play that Funke-Bilu music white boy

Play that Funke-Bilu music for me……..

About 30 people wrote letters supporting Monn and describing him as an extremely likeable and compassionate person, Funke-Bilu said.

The question is…how much did you compensate each letter writer?

“Ilan Funke-Bilu, Monn’s attorney, said his client was suffering from personal issues and was motivated by depression when he had sex with both students.”

In short, I’m depressed so I’ll have sex with multiple children. In what insane place is this a plausible or even a defense? Yep, present day America where anything goes and any perversion is to be accepted cuz we shouldn’t judge. Horseshit, lethel injection or a rope

“motivated by depression” – only a REAL scumbag could come up with THAT ONE! Wow, Funke-Bilu seems like the LAST CHANCE for the most guilty of pervs… we used to call it “bottom of the barrel” – but I think it became insulting to barrels. And bottoms.

Agreed, a lot of people are depressed.

That doesn’t mean they go around sleeping with kids.

Off the chart creep factor.

How much time do murderers or treasonous politicians get in jail?

Urquhart is just another high paid administrator not doing his job, but instead passing off his problems to another district. As a Superintendent of a school district, isn’t that his job though – to get involved? I think he is pretty disgusting, and I hope Big Oak School District lets him go without some huge severance package!

Seems like ol’ Dave knows how to game the system


Great rant NorCorMod! Yes, indeed this whole feeding frenzie in our school system of “passing on the bad ones” has to stop!!! WHY is it so stink’in hard for a school district to FIRE a teacher???? Unions??? I totally agree that Urquhart should be held accountable too. But he is just one of many administrators and school districts that have done a huge DISSERVICE to our children/students by playing the hot potato game. Maybe if some of these Scumbags are put on trial/convicted as well for just getting sending on a bad teacher — sending them on to another school district…then others will start to do what’s right and pursue more firings!

IF the Cal Coast statement that Urquhart purposely mislead other school districts with a false claim of a favorable recommendation for Monn, why in the heck is Urquhart not being tried as some sort of accomplice in all of this?

I get that the Big Oak will be sued, their liability carrier will look at Funke-Bilu’s court pleadings, they’ll agree to some sort of financial settlement just as another business decision and everybody congratulates themselves as justice served.

People like Urquhart need to swing for their actions. We all scream about Catholic priests pedophiles protected by a church coverup, why is this any different?

If I was king, this putz would be canned and have his pension taken away. Throw him in the same cage with Monn.

I apologize for the rant.

HOW DARE YOU impugn the public school system! Don’t you know that anger can ONLY be directed where they are told to direct it!?

Asking for ACCOUNTABILITY and LIABILITY in the public sector WILL NOT STAND, sir. Will not!

Please return to attacking the church or something else. Nothing to see here. Move on.