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Jeremy Monn, ex-Paso Robles teacher, sentenced for sex with students

Jeremy Ryan Monn, 30, of Paso Robles was arrested Tuesday, June 3, 2014, on suspicion of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor. Original story »
Jeremy Ryan Monn, 30, of Paso Robles was arrested Tuesday, June 3, 2014, on suspicion of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor. Original story »

A former Paso Robles High School teacher convicted of having sex with two students over the course of two years was sentenced Monday to six years and four months in prison.

That sentence is a combination of San Luis Obispo County’s case against Jeremy Monn, and another underage sex case from Stanislaus County in which he was convicted in April.

With time already served and additional credits, Monn could be out of prison in three years and two months, according to local Assistant District Attorney Lee Cunningham.

Monn was sentenced by Judge Jacquelyn Duffy in San Luis Obispo Superior Court on Monday following a statement by the local victim’s mother, who told Monn that he had betrayed her daughter’s trust.

Monn, 31, was formerly an agriculture instructor at Paso Robles High. The victim, who was 16 at the time of the crimes and is not being named by The Tribune because she is a victim of a sex crime, was sexually abused while she was a student there during the 2013-14 school year.

Monn was also sentenced in April to four years and four months in prison for having sex in 2013 with a 15-year-old student in La Grange, a small community in rural Stanislaus County, where he previously taught agriculture at Don Pedro High School.

The sentence handed down Monday will be served concurrently with the sentence from Stanislaus County.

Cunningham said Monday that Monn has 217 days of credit for time served in both cases and is eligible to have a 50 percent credit applied to his sentence. Cunningham said that Monn is required to serve at least three years and two months in state prison.

The victim from Paso Robles High School filed a lawsuit last week against Monn, the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District and the Big Oak Flat Groveland Unified School District in Groveland and its superintendent, Dave Urquhart.

The lawsuit alleges that Urquhart knew about Monn’s crimes against the student in the Groveland school district and, instead of alerting authorities, gave Monn a favorable recommendation to the Paso Robles school district.

The suit also alleges, however, that the Paso Robles school district failed to adequately supervise Monn once rumors and allegations began to circulate about Monn’s alleged activities.

A hearing for that civil case has yet to be scheduled in court.

If and when Monn is paroled, he will be required to register as a sex offender.

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