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Ceres teacher aide pleads not guilty to sex-with-student charges

An instructional aide who is suspected of sexually abusing a male student at Ceres High School pleaded “not guilty” at an arraignment Friday afternoon in Stanislaus County Superior Court.

Stacey Rochelle Goodloe, 35, remains free on $25,000 bail, but is prohibited from contacting anyone on campus while her case is pending. She was arrested March 6, after a confidential informant told authorities that Goodloe had an inappropriate relationship with a special needs student.

Goodloe, who was accompanied by a defense attorney and members of her family, said little during a brief hearing. She waived her right to a speedy preliminary hearing and agreed to return to court July 16 for further proceedings.

Based on court records, the case involves at lease two incidences of inappropriate contact between a married woman and a 15-year-old boy.

The district attorney’s office charged Goodloe with three felonies: annoying of molesting a child and committing a lewd act on a dependent person between Jan. 12 and Jan. 22; and having unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor between Jan. 23 and March 5.

According to a probable cause statement by the Ceres police, Goodloe admitted having sex with the victim in a hotel room one time and in her vehicle at other times.

Shortly after her arrest, police said Goodloe is suspected of sexually abusing one boy for months. The police said they had no indication of additional victims. She worked as a paraprofessional instructional assistant for three years.

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