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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release



DATE/TIME: January 31, 2014

 

INCIDENT: Unlawful Sexual Intercourse with a minor / Oral Copulation with a Minor

 

LOCATION: Yucca Valley

 

SUSPECT: Zachary James Miller, 33 year old resident of Yucca Valley

 

VICTIM: Confidential

 



Summary

On Friday, January 31, 2014, the Morongo Basin Unified School District contacted the Yucca Valley Police Department reference allegations of a possible inappropriate relationship between Miller, a teacher at Yucca Valley High School and a 17 year old female student at the high school.  Miller was immediatley placed on administrative leave by the school district while detectives from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department and the juvenile officer assigned to Yucca Valley conducted an investigation.  The report was forwarded to the San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office this week.  On Wednesday, March 12, 2014, a warrant for Millers arrest was issued by Judge Rodney Cortez of the Joshua Tree Superior Court.  The complaint alleges three felony counts of Unlawful Sexual Intercourse with a Minor and three felony counts of Oral Copulation with a Minor with bail set at $225,000.00. 

Since the incident was first reported the Morongo Basin Unified School District, San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department - Yucca Valley Police Department, and the San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office have worked cooperatively ensuring a thorough and fair investigation.  Ensuring a safe environment for the students at Yucca Valley High School is the top priority for the school district and the Sheriff's Deparment.

Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact Deputy Shaunna Ables or Detective Heidi Hague at the Morongo Basin Sheriff's Station (760) 366-4175.  Persons wishing to remain anonymous are encouraged to contact We-Tip at (800) 78-CRIME or via the We-Tip website at wetip.com.

 

Refer:                     Deputy Shaunna Ables or Detective Heidi Hague

Station:                  Morongo Basin Sheriff's Station - Yucca Valley Police Department

 

Phone No.             760-366-4175

 

Case No.                231400232



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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