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Denair High teacher accused of sexually assaulting former student

A Denair teacher is facing criminal charges after he allegedly sexual assaulted an unconscious adult man who was a former student, according to the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department.

Darrin Allen, 56, of Denair was arrested on suspicion of sexual battery of an unconscious person and oral copulation of an unconscious person.

Allen has been a teacher with Denair Unified School District since 1994 and served as the athletic director from 2009 to 2019.

On Monday morning the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department received a call from a 25-year-old man who stated he had been sexually assaulted by Allen.

The victim stated he was a former student of Allen and that he and Allen were friends. He said he had gone to Allen’s residence on Sunday and that the two had become heavily intoxicated.

The victim said he fell asleep and awoke sometime between 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. to find Allen sexually assaulting him, said sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Erich Layton.

The victim told investigators he was still too intoxicated to stop Allen.

Allen was located later that morning at Denair High School and taken into custody after admitting to the sexual assault, Layton said.

“There is no reason to believe a crime occurred on any school campus or with juveniles,” the sheriff’s department stated in a news release.

Allen was booked into Stanislaus County Jail and was released from custody on a $125,000 bail on Tuesday. He has been placed on administrative leave from his position with DUSD.

“The incident leading to the arrest was not related to his employment, did not occur during school hours or a school/district event, and did not involve students or other staff members. Per district policy, the employee has been placed on administrative leave. A temporary teacher will be hired to fill the absence. He has worked in the district since 1994. All other questions should be directed to the Sheriff’s Department,” said DUSD Superintendent Terry Metzger.