San Bernardino County Sun

Teacher accused of sexual relationship with student

By JANNISE JOHNSON
Staff Writer

Monday, March 10, 2003
San Bernardino County Sun

RANCHO CUCAMONGA - The District Attorney's office is expected to file charges against a 31-year-old Rancho Cucamonga High School history teacher and basketball coach who was arrested on suspicion of having a physical relationship with one of her 16-year-old female students.

On Sunday, the girl's parents called deputies and reported that Stacy Lynn Behrmann was involved in a consensual relationship with their daughter, said sheriff's spokeswoman Staci Johnson.

The girl's name was withheld because of her age and the nature of the allegations.

Behrmann is a history and government teacher as well as a girl's basketball and tennis coach. She is on paid administrative leave from the school district as of Monday, Superintendent Barry Cadwallader said.

Behrmann was arrested Sunday and booked into West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga on suspicion of lewd and lascivious acts with a child. She has posted a portion of the $100,000 bond, Johnson said.

Police say the sexual contact occurred at Behrmann's apartment in the 7900 block of Elm Street in Rancho Cucamonga.

Behrmann could not be reached Monday for comment.

"She was a really nice person,' said one female student who did not wish to give her name.>

The principal of the high school was off campus Monday, and Assistant Principal David Munoz also refused to answer questions about Behrmann or allow her students to be questioned.

"We just don't know a lot of information right now,' Munoz said.

Munoz was worried Monday about word getting out to students about the nature of the charges before they had a chance to watch the television newscasts and discuss it with their families.

"She seemed all right,' Hernandez said. "Yeah, she was cool.'

Hernandez said she had tried out for the softball team some time ago, but wasn't picked for the team Behrmann coached.

While she didn't play sports for Behrmann's teams, she did say she was somewhat acquainted with her, Hernandez said.>

Sheriff's officials say they haven't heard of relationships involving any other students and Behrmann.

"As of right now, we do not have any other victims,' Johnson said.

Other San Bernardino County teachers have been accused of similar acts.

Tanya Hadden, a 31-year-old biology teacher at Cajon High School in San Bernardino, had a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old male student and took him to Las Vegas for sex last year.

She was sentenced to probation in Nevada but is still facing charges in San Bernardino County.

William Brakemeyer, a teacher at A.B. Miller High School in Fontana turned himself in in December after a 17-year-old boy accused him of inappropriate sexual contact while the two were at a Redlands church in September.

Brakemeyer was put on administrative leave after the allegations surfaced.

Three years ago, Lorna Louise Korber, then a teacher at Claremont High School, admitted to having sex with a 17-year-old girl who was enrolled in her peer counseling class at the time.

Korber reached a plea agreement with prosecutors which allowed her to serve a year in county jail and five years probation.