VUSD substitute teacher arrested for lewd acts with female minor

By SDCN Editor

Oceanside, CA–A Vista Unified School District substitute teacher was arrested on suspicion of lewd actors with a female minor, the Oceanside Police Department said.

On November 18, the Oceanside Police Department was contacted by the parents of a 13-year-old female after the mother located her daughter in a vehicle with an adult male at Guajome Lake Park. The mother noticed inappropriate activity was taking place removed her daughter from the vehicle and confronted the suspect.

According to Oceanside police, the man, 27-year-old Conner Chanove, of Carlsbad, is employed by the Vista Unified School District as a substitute teacher. Chanove’s additional employment history includes being a coach for the all-girls Seaside Water Polo Club based out of Carlsbad. He was previously employed as a lifeguard for the City of Encinitas and was previously employed as an open-water lifeguard for the City of Carlsbad.

Oceanside detectives attempted to arrest Chanove on the night the crime was reported but were unable to locate him. On November 20, Oceanside police detectives located Chanove and placed him under arrest. A search warrant was executed at his Carlsbad residence. Chanove was booked into the Vista Detention Facility on multiple charges with a bail set at $1,000,000.

Vista Unified School District officials are working with the Oceanside Police Department in this ongoing investigation.

If anyone has information about this case, contact the Oceanside Police Department Family Protection Unit at (760) 435-4377.

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