Gerardo Regalado, Former Perris High volleyball coach accused of sexually assaulting 2 students

Gerardo Regalado, a former varsity boys volleyball coach and math teacher at Perris High School who recently resigned was arrested on Thursday, Feb. 18, and accused of sexually assaulting two students.

Regalado, 29, was taken into custody at the Riverside County sheriff’s station in Perris. He was being held in lieu of $1 million bail at on various sexual assault and related charges.

Deputies began investigating the case in January when they went to the school after a report of lewd acts with a child that happened between 2013 and 2016, a sheriff’s news release said. The suspect was identified as Regalado, who at the time was a tutor and volleyball coach. The victims were described as former students.

Regalado had been an intern math teacher since August 2019. Regalado, in a biography posted on the school website for the 2016-17 season, wrote that at the time he had been the varsity girls coach for two years and the freshman coach for two years before that.

Regalado was placed on administrative leave when the allegations surfaced and later resigned, according to Perris Union High School District Deputy Superintendent Candace Reines .

The Sheriff’s Department asks anyone with information on the case to call Investigator Mullins at 951-210-1000.

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