Hoover HS teacher arrested for sex with a minor

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A teacher at Fresno's Hoover High School bailed out of the Fresno County Jail Tuesday after being arrested on sex charges involving a minor student.

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Megan Denman, 29, is a social sciences teacher at the Northeast Fresno campus. She has since been placed on paid administrative leave.

Tuesday evening, Denman's face was covered as she walked out of jail. In a press release, the Fresno Police Department said teacher was booked on one count of sex with a minor and two counts involving sexual acts.

In the statement, Fresno Unified Superintendent Michael Hanson acknowledged cases of inappropriate student/teacher relationships in other parts of the state. He then went on, "Unfortunately, we have learned of an alleged inappropriate relationship between a teacher and student in our own district. Words cannot describe my deep disappointment in this alleged breach of teacher/student relationship," said Hanson.

At this point, Fresno Police have found no evidence of other victims or that any illegal activity happened on campus.


Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer and Superintendent Michael Hanson release a joint statement on the arrest of Hoover High School teacher Megan Denman. Download the statement.

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