California Teacher Extradited to Face Charges of Sexual Assault Involving Former Student
A California teacher living on Hawaii Island has been extradited to California to face charges related to a sexual assault case involving a former student who was under 18 years old, as reported by authorities.
California Teacher Extradited to Face Charges of Sexual Assault
California teacher Paul Herder, 59, was apprehended in Pahoa following collaborative efforts between California officials and the Hawaii Police Department, which successfully located the suspect. The alleged sexual assault occurred between 2013 and 2017.
The Ventura Sheriff’s Office disclosed that Herder was previously employed as a California teacher at Ojai Grove School in California during the period when the unlawful relationship with the minor is believed to have taken place.
According to law enforcement sources, California teacher Herder is accused of coercing a minor into engaging in several sexual acts and being in possession of child pornography. His bail was set at a substantial $1.1 million on Tuesday.
There is a belief among investigators that California teacher Herder may have also taught in Pahoa
As the case unfolds, authorities are urging members of the public to step forward with any relevant information regarding California teacher Herder and his activities.
This case highlights the importance of vigilant monitoring of teacher’s conduct, particularly in regard to their interactions with students. California officials are determined to thoroughly investigate the matter and ensure justice is served in the interest of the victim and the community.