NEWS, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contacts: Lt. Jeff Hallock, 714.904.7042, JHallock@ocsd.org; Emily Osterberg, 714.647.1840, EOsterberg@ocsd.org
Villa Park High School Coach Arrested for Sexual Misconduct with Students
SANTA ANA, Calif. – (February 26, 2015) – On Wednesday, February 25, 2015, Orange County Sheriff’s Department Special Victims Unit (SVU) investigators arrested Dwayne Jordan Richardson, 19, Fullerton, following allegations he engaged in sexual misconduct with two female minor high school students. Richardson is a “walk-on” girls’ basketball coach at Villa Park High School and does not teach at the school.
On Thursday, February 25, 2015, the Villa Park High School Resource Officer obtained information about the alleged sexual misconduct. The Sheriff’s Department’s SVU responded and assumed responsibility for the investigation. Following the preliminary investigation, it is believed Richardson engaged in sexual misconduct with a female minor student who attends Villa Park High School and a student at El Dorado High School in the city of Placentia. Based on information obtained during the investigation, investigators suspect Richardson has engaged in sexual misconduct with at least one of the minor students since June 2014.
Based on Richardson’s alleged sexual misconduct with two current high school students and his current position as a “walk-on” coach, investigators believe there may be additional victims.
Richardson was arrested for Unlawful Sexual Intercourse with a Minor, Sexual Penetration and Oral Copulation with a Minor. He was booked into Orange County Jail on $100K bail but has since been released after posting bond. Richardson will be scheduled to appear in court pending filing of charges by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.
Anyone with additional information or believes they were a victim is asked to call Orange County Sheriff’s Department Special Victims Unit Sergeant Wade Walsvick at (714) 647-7418 or (714) 647-7000. Anonymous tips may also be submitted to Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS (855-847-6227) or at occrimestoppers.org.
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