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Ex-Paso Robles teacher accused of sex with student pleads no contest

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 pleaded no contest Monday to two felonies stemming from a sexual relationship he had with a 16-year-old student last year.

The plea from Jeremy Monn, 31, comes just two months after he was sentenced to four years and four months in prison for having sex in 2013 with a 15-year-old student in Merced and La Grange, where he previously taught high school in a small community near Yosemite.

In San Luis Obispo County on Monday, the former agriculture teacher pleaded no contest to meeting with a minor for lewd purposes and unlawful intercourse with a minor more than three years younger than the perpetrator.

He will be sentenced in San Luis Obispo County on July 6.

Prosecutors in San Luis Obispo County allege that Monn met with an unnamed female student and engaged in sexual intercourse with her between March and June 2014.

According to the Union Democrat newspaper in Sonora, an investigation of that case by the Paso Robles Police Department revealed another possible victim.

A year earlier, Monn was a teacher at Don Pedro High School, where he had a relationship with the 15-year-old student between April and July 2013, according to the Merced Sun-Star.

Monn and the girl had sexual contact more than a dozen times, including several meetings at Monn’s apartment in Merced, the Sun-Star reported, citing police reports. The girl spent three days at Monn’s home in July 2013, where they consumed alcohol and had sexual relations, the newspaper reported, the girl telling her guardian she was at a three-day FFA conference.

After pleading no contest in February to three sex charges in Merced County, Monn was sentenced in April. An agreement between authorities in both Merced and San Luis Obispo counties will lead to a combined prison term of up to seven years in prison, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office in San Luis Obispo.

The Paso Robles Unified School District announced last August that Monn was no longer an employee of the district.

Monn’s Facebook profile listed him as an agriculture teacher, a National FFA Organization adviser and the son of Paso Robles Public Works director Doug Monn. It also listed him as a graduate of Paso Robles High School and Cal Poly.

According to Tribune archives, Monn played football at Paso Robles High School and was a member of the school’s FFA organization. In 2001, he was among a four-person team to win a national title for the school at the National FFA Convention’s livestock judging competition.

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