CHS teacher’s aide charged for sexual relationship with student

An instructional aide from Claremont High School accused of having a sexual relationship with a student has been charged by the Los Angeles County District Attorney for her alleged crimes.

Brandy Wilborn of Pomona was charged Friday, May 15 with three counts: felony oral copulation of person under 18, felony unlawful sexual intercourse and child molesting, a misdemeanor.

According to prosecutors, the 38-year-old reportedly had a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old male student between January and May of this year.

If convicted as charged, the Ms. Wilborn faces a maximum sentence of three years in state prison and will be required to register as a sex offender. She is scheduled to be arraigned on June 9.

As the COURIER previously reported, the teacher’s aide was arrested in the CHS principal’s office at about 12:30 p.m. on Friday, May 8 and posted a $50,000 bond shortly thereafter.

Prior to her arrest, Claremont police had visited the high school on a tip that Ms. Wilborn was involved in an inappropriate relationship with a student.

“Nothing could be proven at that time,” Claremont Lieutenant Mike Ciszek explained. “But additional information came forward that led us to new evidence and the arrest was made.”

Police believe that the sexual activity took place off campus and that no impropriety occurred at CHS. Also, police do not believe there are any additional victims, Lt. Ciszek said.

The Claremont Police Department investigation remains ongoing.

According to an email sent out by Principal Brett O’Connor to CHS families following Ms. Wilborn’s arrest, district administration cooperated closely with Claremont PD during its four-week investigation. The teacher’s aide has been placed on unpaid administrative leave, pending the outcome of the case, and she will not be returning to the school.

 

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