Ventura County Teacher’s Aide Busted for Child Annoying

Ventura County Teacher’s Aide Busted for Child Annoying
Photo: Ricardo Negrete

Ventura County – The arrest of 21-year-old Fillmore resident Ricardo Negrete on April 8th highlights the dangers of social media used for inappropriate messages targeting young people.

According to Ventura County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. Vince Alvarez, on April 5th the Fillmore Police Department Investigations Unit received a report from Fillmore Unified School District personnel indicating a situation involving “inappropriate messages shared between a teacher’s aide and a student at the high school.”

The ensuing investigation involved contact with Negrete and an examination of his social media accounts accessed via the smartphone in his possession. It was discovered that Negrete had been conducting conversations with a student via his SnapChat account, the content of which was “improper and had sexual overtures.”

Further inquiry indicated that Negrete had been sending such messages at various times throughout the days and nights preceding the investigation. Detectives also learned that Negrete had “sold a marijuana cartridge used in vape pens” to another unrelated student.

On April 8th, detectives were waiting for Negrete when he reported to work at the high school and took him into custody. He was transported to Ventura County Jail, where he was booked on charges of Child Annoying and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor.

Photo: Courtesy Ventura County Jail Booking

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