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McKee Middle School assistant principal arrested for sexual misconduct with a minor

Posted at 9:35 AM, Jun 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-19 15:00:58-04

UPDATE: Bakersfield Police arrested 53 year old Ector Pereida on charges of sexual misconduct with a minor.

The investigation began Sunday night after police obtained a warrant for the charges. BPD was notified on Pereida's location at a home in the Rio Bravo Country Club.

SWAT was called out and made contact with him around 5:30 a.m. Monday morning. Pereida surrendered peacefully to BPD around 9:30 a.m. 

According to BPD, his charges include digital penetration of a minor, oral copulation of a minor, and sexual battery.

Luke Hogue, assistant superintendent of personal for the Greenfield Union School District, confirmed that Pereida has been the assistant principal at McKee Middle School for 12 years.

His name no longer appears on the school's website due to being placed on administrative leave. 

Pereida is expected in court Wednesday, June 20.