Barstow high school principal arrested for sex with student

Mark Hassell, the principal of Barstow Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Academy, was arrested Friday, Jan. 16, 2015 for unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor.

A high school principal in Barstow is facing charges for allegedly having sex with a 17-year-old female student.

On Friday, Barstow police arrested 35-year-old Mark Hassell, the principal of Barstow Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Academy.

Police say they received a report of the alleged crime on Tuesday. Detectives say the victim reported she had been involved in a consensual sexual relationship with Hassell for some time.

During the later investigation, detectives obtained further evidence indicating the two were engaged in a sexual relationship.

Hassell was booked at the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Barstow Jail for unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, sodomy and oral copulation.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with further information was urged to contact Detective Keith Libby at (760) 255-5134 or the Barstow Police Department at (760) 256-2211.

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