High School Principal Accused of Sexually Abusing Boy Under 14


San Bernardino County Sheriff's department

A principal at a Moreno Valley High School turned himself into detectives after allegedly sexually abusing a boy under 14-year-old in Yucaipa. 

Officials say Sean Michael McMurray voluntarily went to the Yucaipa Police Department for an interview with detectives. Following the interview, McMurray was on suspicion of lewd acts with a child and continuous sexual abuse of a child. Bail for McMurray was set at $1 million. 

The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department says they began investigating in February when the boy said he was abused by the principal. "The victim reported that during a two-year period (2013 - 2015), McMurray sexually abused the victim on multiple occasions," a news release said. 

At the time of the alleged molestation, the suspect was a teacher in the Banning Unified School district, and is currently serving as principal of March Mountain High School in the Moreno  Valley Unified School District. 

Police say the boy was not a student of McMurray, and did not attend any of the schools where he worked. 

Detectives say they believe there may be additional victims and are asking them to come forward. Anyone with information about the case is being urged to call Yucaipa police detectives at (909) 918-2305. 

Photo: San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department


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