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Downey High School Teacher Arrested for Unlawful Sex With a Minor

On October 9, 2014, the Downey Police Department was advised by Downey High School officials of a possible inappropriate relationship between a teacher and a student(s). Downey Police Detectives immediately began an investigation into the allegations.

On October 17, 2014, after a preliminary investigation, Downey Police Detectives arrested Downey High School teacher, Brandon Hitchcock, 30 years old, for 261.5 PC, unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor. The case was presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office where multiple criminal charges were filed.

The investigation is ongoing and no further information will be released at this time.

Anyone with additional information regarding this crime, please contact Detective Joanne Yarbrough at (562) 904-2328.

Press inquiries may be directed to Lieutenant Mark McDaniel (562) 904-2370 or Sergeant Kevin McCaster at (562) 904-2304.

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