Perris substitute high school teacher Rebekah Blackwell-Taylor arrested on suspicion of molesting student

Rebekah Blackwell-Taylor ,a substitute teacher at a Perris high school was arrested on Tuesday, May 2, on suspicion of committing lewd acts with a minor student, authorities said.

Blackwell-Taylor, a Moreno Valley resident, was terminated from her position at Orange Vista High School after district officials were made aware last week of an alleged relationship she was having with a student, Val Verde Unified School District officials said in a statement on Tuesday. According to news reports, authorities said they found evidence that Blackwell-Taylor, “committed a lewd act with a male student.”

An investigation was conducted by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department on April 28, and Blackwell-Taylor, 22, was arrested and booked on counts including suspicion of molesting a child under the age of 18, according to inmate records.

The investigation remains ongoing and anyone with information regarding the case should Investigator J. Oseguera with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department at 760-550-8716.

This is not the only instance of alleged sexual misconduct involving a teacher in the Perris schools.

Last year, former Perris High School math teacher Gerardo Regalado pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a boy and was sentenced to six years and four months in prison.

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