California High School Coach, 23, and Girl, 15
(Murrieta, California) A 23-year-old basketball coach formerly at Perris Union High School, Lauren Cecil Matheney, has been accused of engaging in sex acts with a 15-year-old female student.
Matheney faces counts of felony oral copulation of a minor and misdemeanor child annoyance.
According to Murrieta police Lt. Tony Conrad, on the night of Jan. 22, a patrol officer was checking a suspicious vehicle parked near Keller and Menifee roads when he came upon Matheney and a 15-year-old girl. Conrad did not disclose what Matheney and the girl, identified in court documents only as "A.H.," were doing in the car.Matheney was booked into custody and released on $25,000 bond.
Matheney was permitted to leave, but detectives were notified and initiated an investigation, according to Conrad.
"It became apparent the relationship between Ms. Matheney and the minor was inappropriate and criminal in nature," the lieutenant said.