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Foresthill teacher, 45, arrested on suspicion of unlawful sex with male, 17

Interesting point, the Age of Consent in CA is 18. But more here, on punishments!

10-8-16 California:

A 45-year-old Foresthill woman who recently taught school at a Nevada County charter school was arrested Thursday on suspicion of unlawful sex with a minor, according to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office.

Placer County Sheriff’s Office issued a statement Friday on the case, saying that Placer County sheriff’s detectives started an unlawful sexual relations investigation Sept. 30 between Gina Therese Holbrook, 45, from Foresthill and a 17-year-old male.

The Sheriff’s Office is alleging that the investigation revealed evidence Holbrook engaged in an unlawful sexual relationship with the minor starting in late 2015 that continued for about eight months into 2016.

Detectives arrested Holbrook on suspicion of a variety of allegations, including suspicion of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor. All incidents related to the case are suspected to have taken place in Placer County, a report from the Sheriff’s Office said.

Holbrook was a teacher in the Nevada County School District during the time the alleged offenses took place, according to authorities. The male minor victim was not a student of Holbrook’s. He also was not enrolled as a student in the Nevada County School District. The district has confirmed Holbrook is no longer employed there.

Booked Thursday into Placer County Jail in North Auburn, Holbrook has since been released on bail, which was set at $75,000.

Holbrook had worked as a supervising teacher at Forest Charter School. She has been a Foresthill resident for at least a decade and was featured in a February 2007 story in the Auburn Journal on her efforts to sell candles outside an Auburn store to help with fundraising to adopt a child from China to add to her family of three children.

Holbrook’s age was given as 45 by the Sheriff’s Office but jail booking records state she is 44. ..Source.. by Gus Thomson of the Auburn Journal

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