The Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA) is seeking potential additional victims of a former junior high school special education teacher who is accused of molesting two students under age 18. Shauna Marie Sim faces three felony counts of performing lewd acts upon a child between the ages of 14 and 15, one felony count of unlawful sexual intercourse, and one misdemeanor count of child annoyance.
A conviction could send the 35-year-old Brea resident to prison for five years and jail for an additional year as well as force her to register as a sex offender for life, according to the Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA).
On at least three separate occasions between June and Sept. 2014, Sims performed lewd acts on a 14-year-old boy while she was a special education teacher at Parks Junior High School in Fullerton, the OCDA says. During the same time period, Sims is accused of annoying, molesting and engaging in unlawful sexual intercourse with a second boy, prosecutors add.
Neither boy was a student of the junior high. But the OCDA says it fears there are other victims and asks anyone with information to contact Supervising District Attorney Investigator Kelly Core at 714.347.8794 or Brea Police Detective Dave Wearp at 714.990.7625.
Sims, who is out of custody on $30,000 bail, had her arraignment continued to June 19 in Fullerton.
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