MORENO VALLEY, Ca. – A Palm Middle School teacher was arrested for allegedly sending inappropriate and explicit messages to a student. On March 2, 2020, at around 1:08 p.m., Sheriff’s officials received information that Emily Wentworth, 39, sent these messages to a student. Investigators from the Moreno Valley Station assumed the investigation. As part of the investigation, interviews were done, evidence was collected and a search warrant for Wentworth’s home was obtained. During the search, digital media was collected from her Nuevo home and she was taken into custody without incident. She was booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center for Distributing Harmful Matter to a Minor.
The Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station will be vigilant in investigating all crimes. Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is encouraged to call Investigator Tometich at 951-486-6700. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department would like to remind all citizens to be aware of their surroundings at all times and report any suspicious activity, including any vehicles or persons by calling 911 for emergencies, or our dispatch center non-emergency line at (951) 776-1099.