A thirty-eight year old Castro Valley man was arrested 288(c)(1) PC last night during the investigation of an allegation of a lewd act with a fifteen year old female that occurred sometime during July in South San Francisco. Mark Avery Turner was arrested later in the evening after investigation revealed corroborative evidence to support the victim’s statement. The incident did not occur during the school year or during any school sponsored event.
Turner has been employed for several years as a Football Coach and Campus Security Officer at El Camino High School. Turner has been coaching girls’ club basketball for several years in the Bay Area. It is undetermined at this time whether there are additional victims.
The investigation is in the preliminary stages. The South San Francisco Police Department encourages anyone with information regarding this case to contact the Criminal Investigations Bureau at 650-877- 8910.
UPDATE: The actual charge is 288(c)(1) PC California Penal Code and bail has been set at $150,000
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