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Press Release: Arrest for Unlawful Sex W/Minor, Lewd and Lascivious Acts under 14
Agency: Lake Elsinore Police
Station Area: Lake Elsinore
Written Date: November 9, 2018 Time: 10:00 P.M.
Incident Date: October 25, 2018 Time: 10:00 A.M.
Incident Location: Lake Elsinore 
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Brett Seckinger
File Number(s): F182960022


Russell Warren Strange

On October 25, 2018, officers from the Lake Elsinore Police Department received a report of an improper relationship between a teacher at Temescal Canyon High School in Lake Elsinore and a former student, who is now an adult. The allegations involved an approximately eight month long sexual relationship with the teacher while the victim was a student at the school. Detective's from the Lake Elsinore Station Detective Bureau immediately took over the investigation. 

On Friday, November 9, 2018, Russell Warren Strange, 54 years old, a resident of Canyon Lake, was contacted at Temescal Canyon High School and taken to the Lake Elsinore Sheriff's Station. Mr. Strange was subsequently arrested on multiple counts of unlawful sex with minor, lewd and lascivious acts with a minor under 14, oral copulation with a minor under 16, and other charges. Mr. Strange was later booked into Cois Byrd Detention Center.

This investigation is continuing and anyone with additional information is encouraged to call Lead Investigator Argandona of the Lake Elsinore Police Department at (951) 245-3300.

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff's CrimeTips online form.


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