Former Cosumnes Oak High School teacher convicted of unlawful sex with multiple minor victims

A former teacher in the Elk Grove Unified School District was convicted on nine charges of illegal sexual activities with minor students dating to 2016. 

Monte Reed was convicted by a jury trial that concluded yesterday at Sacramento County Superior Court on nine counts. They include two counts of unlawful sex with a minor; and three counts of oral copulation with a minor; two counts of penetration with a foreign object with a minor; and two counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a 14 and 15-year-old. 

Monte Reed was A popular teacher at Cosumnes Oaks High School, Reed was also the freshman football and basketball coach. In 2016, the 15-year-old female victim was in Reed’s honors class when the two of them started a sexual relationship. 

Evidence introduced during the trial showed two engaged in sex acts in Reed’s classroom before school, after school, during his prep period and over the 2016 summer break. In April 2017, the victim disclosed the relationship to her best friends, who encouraged her to report it to an adult. 

The victim did not want to report, so her friends reported the relationship to a trusted teacher at the school. During the investigation, several other girls reported inappropriate sexual touching and comments made to them by Reed. 

Reed was charged for his conduct with two other victims. Sentencing is set for September 20, 2019, and Reed faces a maximum nine-year term. 

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