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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: January 21, 2014


INCIDENT: Lewd Acts with a Child, Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child, Oral Copulation of a Child.


LOCATION: 9400 Block of Morning Crest Place, City of Rancho Cucamonga


SUSPECT: Pual Aloysius Chapman, 81 years old, Rancho Cucamonga


VICTIM(S): Two Confidential females


The two female victims, who are family members, disclosed during interviews that Paul Chapman had sexually abused them between the ages of 7 and 10 years old, when they were at Chapman's home in Rancho Cucamonga.  Investigators believe the abuse occurred at various times between 2007 and 2011.


On Friday, January 10, 2014, Paul Chapman was taken into custody at his residence for violation of Penal Code 288(a), 288.5(a), and 288.7(b).  Chapman is in custody at the West Valley Detention Center and bail is set at $1,000,000. 


Paul Chapman was a teacher for the Chaffey Joint Union High School District between 1960 and 1997.  If anyone has information or evidence of any sexual abuse involving Chapman, please contact Detective Gary Esmond at the Rancho Cucamonga Police Station, (909)477-2800.  




Suspect Paul Chapman



Refer:             Detective Gary Esmond


Station:          Rancho Cucamonga Sheriff's Station


Phone No.     909-477-2800


Case No.       111209669

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700

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