Local band teacher arrested for additional sex crimes with students Thursday afternoon

On Thursday, November 18th, 2021, at 12:02 pm, Turlock Police detectives arrested Daniel James Baudino, 38, of Turlock, in the 1000 block of Idaho Dr, Merced, for his involvement in additional sex crimes with students in 2015 and 2019. Baudino was originally arrested on Monday, November 1st, 2021, for sex crimes with one student in 2016, however, since then, evidence of two additional student victims has been discovered.

The two victims were previous students of Baudino, however, were adults and no longer students when the crimes occurred in 2015 and 2019.

After Baudino was arrested, he was taken to the Turlock Police Department for questioning before he was booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center on charges of forcing sex and forcing oral copulation.

Detectives believe that there are still additional victims, thus the investigation remains on-going. Anyone with information that could assist in the investigation is encouraged to call Detective Tim Redd at 209-664-7325.

Daniel James Baudino

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