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Friday May 19th, 2023 :: 12:45 p.m. PDT


Yucaipa Teacher Arrested for Unlawful Sexual Intercourse with a Minor

DATE/TIME: Thursday, May 18, 2023, at approximately 11:00 p.m.

INCIDENT: PC 261.5 - Unlawful Sexual Intercourse with a Minor

LOCATION: City of Yucaipa

VICTIM: Confidential 16-year-old Male, Yucaipa High School Student

SUSPECT: Tracy Vanderhulst, Age 38, Resident of Yucaipa

SUMMARY: On Thursday, May 18, 2023, detectives from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Specialized Investigations Division - Crimes Against Children Detail and the Yucaipa Station investigated allegations of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor by a teacher at Yucaipa High School.

Detectives identified Yucaipa High School teacher, Tracy Vanderhulst, as the suspect. At the conclusion of the investigation, Vanderhulst was arrested and booked into Central Detention Center in San Bernardino for violation of PC 261.5(c) in lieu of $30,000 bail. Investigators and the Yucaipa Calimesa Joint Unified School District worked cooperatively to ensure a thorough investigation into this matter was completed.

Detectives believe there may be additional victims and are releasing Vanderhulst’s booking photograph. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Rachel Young of the Specialized Investigations Division, Crimes Against Children Detail at (909) 890-4904. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at   

Refer: Detective Rachel Young

Station: Specialized Investigations Division – Crimes Against Children Detail

Phone No. (909) 890-4904

Case No. 602300044

SHANNON D. DICUS, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

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San Bernardino, CA 92408

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