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Moreno Valley Principal Facing Charges for Sexual Abuse of Male Juvenile

Moreno Valley Principal Facing Charges for Sexual Abuse of Male Juvenile

YUCAIPA – A Moreno Valley Unified School District principal, who was also a former teacher with the Banning Unified School District was charged with five counts related to the sexual abuse of a male juvenile.

The incidents reportedly took place in 2013-2015 and was reported by the male subject who reported that Sean Michael McMurray, 42, of Riverside,  sexually abused him on multiple occasions. The Yucaipa began the investigation into the reported incidents. McMurray was contacted in the City of Moreno Valley, at March Mountain High School, where he is employed as a principal. McMurray voluntarily went to the Yucaipa Police Station for an interview and was subsequently arrested for Lewd Acts with a Child, and Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child.

McMurray was booked into the West Valley Detention Center on the above charges, where he is being held in lieu of one million dollars bail. Authorities said that at the time of the incidents, McMurray was a teacher with the Banning Unified School District. The victim was not a student and did not attend any of the schools McMurray has worked at.

On April 20, 2018, police forwarded the report to the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office for review and determination of criminal charges. The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s office charged McMurray with two felony counts of Lewd Act upon a child under age 14, one count Lewd Act Upon a Child age 15, and two misdemeanor counts of sexual battery. McMurray and his attorney appeared in court on Friday afternoon where he placed a not guilty plea. He is scheduled to appear at the San Bernardino Superior Court the morning of April 30, 2018. Meanwhile, McMurray will remain in custody in lieu of $1,000,000 bail.

Detectives believe there may be additional victims and are releasing McMurray’s booking photo. Anyone with information regarding this investigation or have information of additional persons who have been victimized by McMurray, are asked to call the Yucaipa Police Detectives Division (909) 918-2305. Anyone who would like to remain anonymous is urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at www. wetip.com.

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This article was written by a staff member of the 24/7 Headline News Organization