Former Burroughs High School employee sentenced for sex with student


A former John Burroughs High School employee was sentenced to a year in jail Wednesday after he was convicted of having sex with a minor between 2011 and 2014, officials said.

Glendale resident Clarke Surrey, 24, pleaded no contest to one count of unlawful sexual intercourse, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. The remaining charges, 10 counts of oral copulation of a minor, were dismissed.

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His sentence includes five years of probation and a year of sex-offender counseling. He will not be required to register as a sex offender, officials said.

When Surrey was arrested last June, police alleged that he had ongoing, separate relationships with two students who at the time of the offenses were between the ages of 15 and 17. Both students have since graduated.

Surrey, the former assistant technology director for the theater technology group at Burroughs, was 19 when the first relationship began.

Authorities began the investigation last May after receiving a tip. By that time, Surrey was no longer employed by the school.


Alene Tchekmedyian,

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