In June of this year, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department was made aware of an alleged sexual assault involving a juvenile student at Foothill High School and an adult staff member. The incident reportedly occurred approximately two years ago and the victim is now a former student.
The suspect was identified as 32-year-old Stephen Calton of Citrus Heights. On November 29, 2018, Sheriff’s Department Detectives arrested Calton at his home without incident. Calton was booked into custody at the Sacramento County Main Jail on charges pertaining to oral copulation with a person under 18 years of age. Calton was also booked for a violation of his probation status and due to the violation of probation, he is currently ineligible for bail.
In a media release, Twin Rivers Unified School District Director of Communication Zenobia Gerald wrote;
Consistent with Twin Rivers’ employment requirements, the individual in question cleared background checks prior to initial employment. The District was made aware in Sept 2017 about an arrest from May 2016, which did not involve anything relative to the students or staff in Twin Rivers Unified. The District, as is our standard practice, consulted with our legal counsel, and took action as allowed and in accordance with state and federal laws and Board Policy.
Since this is a personnel related matter, we are prevented from commenting further on specific items. However, the coach was immediately placed on administrative leave when the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department informed us about the current allegations of a former student. We will continue to cooperate fully with the investigation.
We want to assure the Twin Rivers Unified school community that the safety of our students is our highest priority, and we are fully committed to taking the necessary steps to protect students and staff. The district takes any concerns and complaints regarding the conduct of all employees seriously and will not tolerate inappropriate or unprofessional behavior of any kind.