Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

News

High School Assistant Principal Allegedly Had Sexual Encounters With 3 Male Students

LAist relies on your reader support, not paywalls.
Freely accessible local news is vital. Please power our reporters and help keep us independent with a donation today.

An assistant principal at a Southern California high school is due in court Friday afternoon for arraignment on a series of charges stemming from allegations she engaged in sexual conduct with three underage male students.Authorities arrested 45-year-old Erin Renee Henton on Wednesday. Henton works as assistant principal at Tahquitz High School in Hemet, and is being charged with "seven counts of unlawful sex with a minor, four counts of oral copulation and one count sending harmful or inappropriate material to a minor electronically," according to ABC7.

The encounters between Henton and the minor males reportedly took place outside of school over a period of several months.

The Hemet Police Department were informed of the alleged illegal behavior on March 8; authorities say one of the victims' parents brought the allegations to school officials.

Henton was placed on leave in March, at which time police launched their investigation.