A former Paso Robles High School teacher recently pleaded “no contest” to charges that he had sex with a female minor.
On June 8, Jeremy Ryan Monn entered the plea for one count of unlawful intercourse with a minor more than three years younger than the perpetrator, and one count of arranging a meeting with a minor for lewd purposes, according to the San Luis Obispo District Attorney’s Office. Other charges were also pending against Monn, but they were dropped after his plea.
Paso police arrested Monn in June 2014 after an anonymous tip that alleged the then 30-year-old was having sex with a 16-year-old female student. The department later confirmed that the female student told them she’d had ongoing sexual relations with Monn.
Social media profiles listed Monn as an agriculture teacher and National Future Farmers of America advisor.
According to the DA’s office, this was not the first time Monn had engaged in sex with a minor. The investigation revealed that he also had sex with a minor in Merced County in 2013. According to reports in Sonora’s The Union Democrat newspaper, Monn had sex with a 15-year-old student while he was working at Don Pedro High School. According to the newspaper, Monn pleaded guilty earlier this year to three of 15 felony charges stemming from that case in Merced County Superior Court. Monn was sentenced to four years and four months by the Merced court.
Monn’s scheduled to appear before SLO County Superior Court Judge Jacqulen Duffy for sentencing July 6 for the SLO County charges. Under an agreement between Merced and SLO counties, his total sentence between the two counties will be between four and seven years total.