SSFPD Media Release; Lewd Act with a Child

South San Francisco, CA   September 24, 2014   Submitted by SSFPD  SSFPD logo

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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5 comments for “SSFPD Media Release; Lewd Act with a Child

  1. Tracy
    September 24, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    According to a post I just seen on fb, students from El Camino are taking to Twitter to find out who “snitched” on this guy so they can harass them. This is going to lead to something bad. Bullying is never good.

  2. Doug
    September 24, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    I have to say, I agree with all those people that are against lewd acts on children. I feel it is definitely wrong and that you can’t justify this type of situation. I fucked Korean women. They ain’t shit.

  3. JayMoe
    September 25, 2014 at 9:40 am

    He’s a great guy until that’s your 15 year old daughter SMH! He’s a grown man and should know better.

  4. Outclssed of '68
    September 25, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    They are all “great guys” until someone pulls their covers. In this case, if it is proven that Mr. Turner did the dirty deed, then he should pay the price and NEVER “teach” again. Seems like El Camino is the place for the screwiest teachers to find employment. We recall Woodchips Keropian and his ilk. Oh please people…take down your denial glasses. They need polishing.

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