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Rocklin Teacher Arrested for Sexting Student


Rocklin Police arrested a Whitney High School teacher today for  "sexting" a female juvenile for unlawful purposes.  Richard Eldredge, who was placed on administrative leave by the Rocklin Unified School District, is a theatre arts teacher.

The 17-year-old victim reported to police that Eldredge on more than one occasion texted her asking for either sex or naked photos over a period of at least a month.

The revelations first came to police from a mandated reporter not associated with Whitney High School.

Eldredge, 41 years, of Sacramento was booked into Placer County Jail on a Ramey Warrant for 288.3 PC - Unlawful contact with a minor for unlawful sexual purposes, a felony.

Rocklin Police have no information that there are additional victims but are seeking any information from any other possible victims. 

Please call Detective Neil Costa at 916-625-5441 with any additional information.

The Whitney High School website list Eldredge as a VAPA - Theatre Arts I, II, III, & IV teacher.

This is the second Whitney High teacher arrrested in the last 2 school years. In September of 2012, a teacher at the same school was arrested on child molestation charges.

  • Roseville teacher arrested on suspicion of sex with minor (Sunday, April 08, 2007)
    At approximately 9 p.m. on April 6, Roseville Police detectives arrested Kelly Christine Spaich, 28, at her residence in Roseville on suspicion of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor and related charges.
  • Teacher arrested for Child Molestation (Wednesday, January 06, 2010)
    On January 6, 2010, 25-year-old Shane Adair Vicars was arrested by Sacramento County Sheriffs Department Major Crimes Bureau detectives on a warrant for 15 counts of lewd acts upon a child under the age of 14 years and child annoyance
  • Rocklin Whitney High teacher arrested on child molestation charges (Monday, September 17, 2012)
    On September 15, 2012, Rocklin Police officers received information regarding an unlawful intimate relationship between a Whitney High School teacher and a 17 year old female high school student from the same school.
  • Teacher Arrested for Sex with Minor (Thursday, January 17, 2013)
    A Placer County teacher has been arrested for having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a former student.
  • Rocklin Teacher Arrested for Supplying Marijuana and Alcohol to Children (Saturday, March 02, 2013)
    On March 1st detectives arrested Ian Runciman, 38 years, of Roseville, for 11361(b) H&S, Supplying Marijuana to a Juvenile. He was booked into Placer County Jail and is being held without bail.

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