Program Teacher Contacted a Minor
with Intent to Commit a Sex
Friday, April 22,
2022, San Bernardino
County Sheriff Investigators and Crimes Against Children (CAC) Detail
and Central Station conducted an investigation regarding an
inappropriate relationship between CRY-ROP teacher, LRod Jara, and a
student. Jara is employed with Colton, Redlands, Yucaipa Regional
Occupational Program CRY-ROP assigned to Redlands East Valley High School. Jara
has been on administrative leave since April of 2022.
During the course (April
to June 2022) of the investigation, Detectives discovered Jara sent
inappropriate text messages to the minor.
Thursday, June 2,
2022, Jara was arrested
for violation of California Penal Code section 288.3(a) - Contacting a Minor
with the Intent to Commit a Sex Crime. He was booked in at the Central Detention
Center and later released on a $50,000 bail bond.
there may be additional victims and are releasing his booking photograph - LRod Jara, 49-years-old,
resident of Mentone.
information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Katie
Merrill of the Specialized Investigations Division, Crimes Against Children
Detail at (909) 387-3615.
Callers wishing to
remain anonymous may call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or caller may leave
information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com
SHANNON D. DICUS, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department
SBSD - Headquarters
655 E 3rd Street San Bernardino, CA 92408