NEWMAN — Police arrested an Orestimba High School teacher suspected of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl enrolled at the school.
Daniel John Burgin, 36, of Newman, was arrested Friday night on suspicion of unlawful sexual intercourse and oral copulation of a minor, according to Newman police.
The investigation began Friday after the parents learned Burgin was having a sexual relationship with their daughter, who is a senior at the high school, said Newman police Chief Adam McGill.
The parents immediately reported the allegations to police. After an initial investigation, officers arrested Burgin shortly before 9 p.m. at his home.According to the school’s Web site, Burgin is a U.S. history teacher at Orestimba High. It was unclear, however, whether the girl was a student in one of his classes.
Newman police declined to release any further information about the ongoing investigation.
Orestimba High is part of the Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District and has about 750 students from Newman, Crows Landing, and other surrounding areas including Diablo Grande, according to the school’s Web site.
Newman police asked anyone with information about this case to call Officer Miguel Villalobos at 862-2902 or Crime Stoppers at 521-4636.
Tipsters also can e-mail tips through the Crime Stoppers Web site, modestopolice.com/CrimeStoppers, or text tips to CRIMES (274637) by typing “Tip704” plus your message. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and are eligible for a cash reward.
Bee staff writer Rosalio Ahumada can be reached at 578-2394.