UPDATE at 1:01 p.m.:
Orange County Register is reporting the following: Godinez played in the NFL. "According to the Nebraska High School Hall of Fame Foundation website, Orduna played football at the University of Nebraska and played three years in the NFL for the New York Giants and Baltimore Colts. He was inducted into the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame in 1990."
SANTA ANA – Law enforcement is seeking the public’s help identifying potential additional victims of a high school biology teacher who has been arrested today by the Santa Ana Police Department (SAPD) and charged with making sexually suggestive comments and inappropriately touching two female students. Joseph Manuel Orduna, 63, Irvine, is charged with two misdemeanor counts of child annoyance and faces a maximum sentence of two years in jail if convicted.
He is being held on $25,000 bail and is expected to be arraigned at a later date in Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana.
At the time of the crimes, Orduna was a biology teacher and wresting coach at Godinez Fundamental High School in Santa Ana. The defendant is accused of frequently making inappropriate comments about sex in front of his class including discussing details of his sex life.
Between April and June 2011, he is accused of making sexually suggestive comments and inappropriately touching two 16-year-old female students. The defendant is accused of frequently tightly hugging both victims for long periods of time.
On one occasion, Orduna is accused of kissing Jane Doe #1 on the lips while giving her a hug in the hallway of the school near the entrance to his classroom.
On another occasion, Orduna is accused of grabbing Jane Doe #2’s buttocks while hugging her.
Jane Doe #1 reported the inappropriate contact to school officials, who contacted the Santa Ana Police Department (SAPD). In the course of their investigation, SAPD learned of the inappropriate contact with Jane Doe #2.
Santa Ana Unified School District is aware of the allegations, assisted in the investigation and has taken affirmative steps to ensure student safety.
Anyone with additional information or who believes they have been a victim is encouraged to contact SAPD Detective Ed Zaragoza at (714) 245-8351 or Supervising District Attorney Investigator Carl Waddell at (714) 834-7538.
Deputy District Attorney Brad Schoenleben is prosecuting this case.
According to the school Facebook page: Hector G. Godinez Fundamental High School is a
public high school in Santa Ana, California, and is part of the Santa Ana Unified School
District. The school opened in 2007. Godinez is a fundamental high school not just a public
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
UPDATE: GODINEZ HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER JOSEPH MANUEL ORDUNA ARRESTED FOR CHILD ANNOYANCE, also played in the NFL for the Giants and Colts.
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