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FORMER GREENFIELD SCHOOL TEACHER ENTERS PLEA OF NO CONTEST TO SEX WITH A MINOR

Contact: Elaine McCleaf, Deputy District Attorney (831) 755-5246

Post Date:02/26/2020 1:44 PM

Monterey County District Attorney Jeannine M. Pacioni announced today that Jerry Mares entered pleas of no contest to unlawful intercourse with a minor and unlawful sexual penetration with a minor.  

On December 7, 2018, the defendant was found in the backseat of a vehicle, partially clothed, with a 16- year-old female.  At the time, Mares was 47-years-old and employed as a teacher at Vista Verde Middle School in Greenfield.  

Judge Carrie Panetta will sentence the defendant on March 24, 2020, to a suspended prison term of three years and eight months, probation for three years with up to 365 days in county jail, sex offender registration for at least ten years, and a sexual offender treatment program.    

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