55-year-old Charles Mayer of Menifee was arrested by Rancho Cucamonga Police detectives last Friday after arriving at an address of a decoy that he presumed was a 14 year-old boy, expecting to take a child home for the evening to engage in sex acts.
Mayer was Dean of Students at Nicolet Middle School; the school district does not believe at this time that any potential victims were students under his purview.
In a statement to the Record Gazette, the school district says "Banning Unified School District takes allegations of sexual misconduct very seriously. In a situation such as this, the district and administration immediately responds and works closely with law enforcement to investigate … The district and law enforcement agencies need concerned individuals to come forward with any information they may have about alleged or potential criminal activity. While the District undeniably prefers that one of its employees had not been arrested for alleged sex crimes, the District is grateful that it was notified
by law enforcement so it could place the employee on leave.
See full story in this week's issue of the Record Gazette.