The defendant appeared before Superior Court Judge David Gunn, who appointed him an attorney and scheduled his arraignment for March 1 at the Riverside Hall of Justice.
Regalado is being held in lieu of $1 million bail at the Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta.
According to sheriff’s Sgt. John Burke, deputies were notified near the end of January of alleged inappropriate contact between the defendant and the victim, identified in court documents only as “John Doe,” beginning in 2013.
Burke said that, at the time, Regalado was working as a tutor and volleyball coach at Perris High.
According to court records, the alleged illicit sex acts occurred mostly in 2015, both in Perris and Lake Elsinore. The circumstances were not disclosed.
Prosecutors allege there was a second youth on whom the defendant additionally focused his attention, but no sexual abuse is alleged, only harassment. That victim’s identity also was not disclosed.
Regalado has been suspended from his teaching position, but information on his term of employment and current assignment were not immediately available from the Perris Union High School District.
He has no documented prior felony convictions in Riverside County.
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