April 16, 2024
Hoover Excessive Faculty. Picture credit score: @HooverHighSanDiegoUnified by way of Fb

An affiliate principal at Hoover Excessive Faculty who allegedly despatched lewd content material to a minor pleaded not responsible Thursday to 3 felony intercourse crimes.

Charles Thomas Boyd De Freitas, 43, was arrested March 20 after police say a minor reported that he “despatched and requested illicit photos by way of a social media app.”

A legal criticism states the alleged conduct occurred someday between March 1 and March 20.

De Freitas is charged with sending dangerous matter to a minor, contacting a minor with the intent to commit a sexual offense, and possession of kid pornography. He faces as much as 4 years in state jail if convicted of all counts.

Following his arrest, De Freitas posted $25,000 bail and was allowed to stay out of custody on that quantity following Thursday’s arraignment. He should abide by sure situations although, reminiscent of being searched and not using a warrant, prohibitions in opposition to utilizing social media, and staying 100 yards away from all San Diego County colleges and parks. He was additionally ordered to keep away from the sufferer, recognized in court docket solely as John Doe.

Police mentioned De Freitas has labored inside the San Diego Unified Faculty District for over 13 years, the place he served as an administrator at Hoover Excessive, and beforehand as a trainer on the San Diego Faculty of Artistic and Performing Arts.

In a letter despatched to oldsters final week, Hoover Excessive Principal Tracey Makings mentioned De Freitas “has been positioned on depart and won’t be allowed on campus.”

Police and prosecutors requested anybody with data relating to the case or different potential victims to contact San Diego Web Crimes Towards Kids Job Power Investigator Lauren Hurtado at [email protected].

De Freitas is the third San Diego County faculty worker arrested just lately for alleged sex-related crimes involving minors.

Stacy Michelle Walker, 40, a trainer at Mount Carmel Excessive Faculty, was arrested final week on suspicion of carrying on a yearslong sexual relationship with a lady who attended the Rancho Penasquitos campus, beginning when the coed was 15 years previous. Walker has since been charged with 17 felonies and faces as much as 13 years in state jail if convicted of all counts.

And Omar Galeana, 21, a supervisor at Diegueno Center Faculty in Encinitas, was arrested and charged earlier this week with allegedly molesting a 12- year-old scholar. He pleaded not responsible on Wednesday to expenses that embrace aggravated sexual assault of a kid beneath 14 years previous.