Teacher Accused Of Sex With Teen Could Face 50 Years

MURRIETA (CBS) — A Temecula middle school teacher accused of carrying on a year-long sexual relationship with a teenage girl is slated to be arraigned Tuesday on multiple felony charges.

James Seishin Pinckard, 56, could face more than 50 years in prison if convicted of 13 counts of unlawful intercourse with a minor, oral copulation of a minor and indecent exposure.

The James L. Day Middle School teacher is free on $50,000 bail.

During his previously scheduled arraignment two weeks ago, Pinckard was briefly taken back into custody after the prosecution objected to the defendant’s original $5,000 bail, requesting that it be increased in accordance with the state’s bail schedule per the pending charges.

Riverside County Superior Court Judge Michael Rushton ordered sheriff’s deputies to detain Pinckard in the courtroom until he could post the higher bond, else book him into the Southwest Detention Center. He came up with the bail and was released within two hours.

The defendant, a math instructor at Day for the last decade, is on unpaid administrative leave from his post until his criminal case is resolved.

According to Murrieta police Sgt. Phil Gomez, on the night of Nov. 9, patrol officers were sent to 41771 Corporate Center Court to check out a burglar alarm sounding at a business.

Officers spotted a van parked at the location and questioned the driver, Pinckard, discovering a 17-year-old girl “hiding in the rear of the van,” Gomez said.

“Investigation revealed Pinckard and the juvenile … (had) been involved in an ongoing sexual relationship for over one year,” the sergeant alleged.

The girl had attended Pinckard’s class.

The judge issued a criminal protective order earlier this month prohibiting any contact between the defendant and alleged victim.

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  1. George says:

    If it had been a female teacher, she would’ve received nothing more a one week suspension and a dismissed case.

    1. sparky says:

      George, unfortunately, you are absolutely correct.

  2. duh says:

    50 years for sex with someone who will be ‘legal’ in a mere matter of months? Incredible…

  3. PETER says:

    I SEE NO PROBLEM WITH THE PUNISHMENT ONLY IF WOMEN TEACHERS ARE TREATED IN THE SAME MANNER,IF NOT THEN HE SHOULD DO THE SAME PUNISHMENT AS THE WOMEN TEACHERS BEFORE HIM WERE CONVIOCTED.

  4. Public Hair says:

    Only in USA.

    In other countries, girls as young as 12 are legal to be bestow to their husband by their parents. Arrange marriages for young girls 12+ are common practices in many foreign countries.

    1. sparky says:

      Fortunately, we are a civilized country, unlike the ones you described.

  5. rankin1 says:

    oxnard a student kills another student wirth a handgun 2 shots to the head and gets 21 years.

  6. ILLEGALS says:

    50 years? If it was a Female Teacher, she’ll probably get 2 years or less..

  7. ILLEGALS says:

    50 years? If it was a Female Teacher, she’ll probably get 2 years or less…

  8. ILLEGALS says:

    I LOVE ILLEGALS. MY PARENTS ARE ILLEGAL AND I’M AN ANCHOR BABY.

  9. joe says:

    to DUH,

    The legal consent age is 18 years old and NOT 17 years and 11 months

    1. Brian Harrington says:

      16 in NV 14 IN Hawaii 12 in OKLAHOMA AGELESS OvERSEAS BUT CA 18 I told my son that as soon he turns 16 am taking him to NV and take him to the cat house because he is 12 and having those urges but I told him ca will put him jail for haveing sex with a girl if he goes to jail just to settle his natural needs then the girl should go to jail as well it is a two way street I will fight to see she is put in jail as well and have her registered as a sex offender and I will sue the state because just about every american is guilty or a least somewhare in time had sex with a girl not meeting the age of consent I was 8 with a 12 year old and 20 with a 15 now am 45 2with a 80 year old so do the math my friend…..

  10. frank says:

    to PUBLIC HAIR,

    What kind of sick person are you? Do you go to foreign countries to meet 12 year old girls? SICK! SICK! SICK!

    It is NOT only in the USA that the law protects minors from people like YOU. There is a long list of countries that protect its minor citizens from perverts.

  11. Flaky crust says:

    I like apple pie.

  12. Gangbuster says:

    Hold on here–the girl is 17 and while he is despicable and should be punished, people dont do 50 yeaRs for MURDER or RAPE!!! IF the 17 year old were a boy, nothing woulkd happen–it would be celebrated.

  13. Patrick Klocek says:

    I was shocked by the story — usually it’s the PE teachers. But seriously, as a teacher myself, he messed up big time and has no business being around kids. He deserves the normal time for statutory rape plus something extra since he was in a position of authority over the student. I don’t know about 17 years — I think 5 or so would be more in order. And maybe while in jail, he can help other prisoners get the GEDs.

  14. Mr. Wee Wee says:

    Mr. Wee Wee sez “yOu gO girl” and STAND FIRM behind Barack.

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