BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The vice principal of McKee Middle School, on unpaid administrative leave following his arrest a year ago, has pleaded no contest to engaging in a sex act with an intoxicated teen girl.
Ector Pereida faces a maximum of three years in prison and lifetime registration as a sex offender at his June 6 sentencing. Three other felony charges were dismissed under the plea agreement.
Prosecutor Nick Lackie said the deal was offered after consulting with the victim’s family, which “agreed this was a just disposition.”
Luke Hogue, assistant superintendent of personnel for Greenfield Union School District, said Thursday the district will take “appropriate personnel measures” against Pereida now that the case has ended.
Pereida, 53 at the time of his June 18 arrest, gave the victim several beers and a glass of wine one evening, according to the victim’s account in court documents. The girl said she vomited and laid down, and doesn’t remember anything until waking up to Pereida removing her underwear.
She passed out again. When she woke up, Pereida was performing a sex act on her, she told investigators.
Police issued a warrant for Pereida’s arrest after interviewing the girl. Officers arrived at his residence at about 5:30 a.m. in the 15500 Block of Via Bassano Drive in northeast Bakersfield.
Pereida, who owns several guns, refused to open the door. A standoff ensued.
A SWAT team was called to the scene, and Pereida surrendered four hours later.
Following his arrest, Pereida told police he had a few beers with the girl but nothing inappropriate happened, according to court documents.