Napa High Teacher Sean Belhumeur Suspended After Sex Charges

The superintendent of the Napa Valley Unified School District issued a statement Tuesday following Monday's arrest of Napa High School math teacher Sean Belhumeur on sex charges for allegedly having a relationship with a 16-year-old student.

The 37-year-old Napa High School on suspicion of sex crimes with a 16-year-old student has posted bail and has been released from the Napa County jail, according to a report by Bay City News Service.

Patrick Sweeney, superintendent of the , issued a statement Tuesday that reads,

A Mathematics teacher was arrested by the Napa Police Department yesterday for an inappropriate relationship with a female student.  

Sean Belhumeur began teaching in the Napa Unified School District on August 17, 2006. Mr. Belhumeur has been placed on administrative leave. He was hired as a full time Mathematics Teacher assigned to Napa High School. 

We feel a deep sense of sadness regarding the impact of these circumstances on the student. Counseling has been offered to the student. School and district staff will continue to work cooperatively with law enforcement to ensure that all laws and procedures are properly followed. 

We remain committed to providing an inspiring and safe educational setting for our students.

Belhumeur is scheduled for arraignment Sept. 18 in Napa County Superior Court, according to Bay City News.

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Dro November 06, 2012 at 11:24 PM
You THINK he is innocent. If he is indeed proven innocent it doesn't mean that you knew, just that you were right.
Jacqueline Turner November 07, 2012 at 05:29 PM
When is his court date? I've sent an email asking the editor, I've yet to receive a reply. Best of luck to all involved. This is awful.
Anna November 16, 2012 at 10:10 PM
Dro, that sounds really unintelligent....
Unfiltered Steve Simoneau November 17, 2012 at 01:35 AM
Napa resident (I'll just call you Chester, since you don't have an actual name), you cannot prosecute someone in the media, it must happen in a court. But you knew that, right?
Hooz Cryinow November 17, 2012 at 05:33 AM
Napa resident - you have obviously not had a brush with the law....particularly the Napa law. People get arrested around here ALL the TIME on nothing more than rumor and innuendo. The proof is not a requirementy until cases are presented in court. And Mr. Nichols, your comment was also my 1st thought: For such a small town, we sure do have a lot of this kind of stuff to read about. hoozcryinow


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