Santa Ana High school wrestling coach suspected of sex with student
An Orange County wrestling coach at Santa Ana High School, in Santa Ana, CA, was arrested on Tuesday August 29, 2017, on suspicion of having sex with a teen student. Jaime Orendain is the 34-year-old part-time coach at the high school, and it’s alleged that the sex took place both on campus and during school hours, over the course of several months. Orendain was taken into custody on Tuesday after attempting to flee.
Corporals Bertagna and Lopez of the Santa Ana Police are involved in the investigation.
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More Details on this Sex Abuse case involving Orendain and the Teen
Orendain was booked on suspicion of multiple offenses, one of which was felony statutory rape. The relationship was reported by both the friends and students of Orendain, as well as the parents of the victim.
While Orendain was released on Thursday, August 31, 2017, the investigation continues.
He worked at Santa Ana High School not only as a wrestling coach, but as an activities supervisor. Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD) is a school district in Orange County, California that includes Santa Ana High School. The SAUSD serves a geographic area of only 24 square miles, but is the sixth largest district in California with nearly 60,000 students.