Public Safety

Posted on: September 9, 2015

Retired Teacher Arrested for Child Molestation and Possession of Child Pornography

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On September 8, 2015, Detectives from the Anaheim Police Department Sexual Assault Detail arrested David Bruce, a 65 year old retired middle school teacher during the service of a search warrant at his residence in unincorporated Anaheim. Bruce was booked at the Anaheim Temporary Detention Facility on two counts of Child Molestation and one count of Possession of Child Pornography. Two victims have been identified thus far. Both are now adults and the crimes occurred while the victims were students at Sycamore Junior High School. Bruce posted the statutorily established bail of $100,000.

Bruce was a Drama teacher at Sycamore Junior High school from October 1981 until his retirement in 2010. He continued as a substitute teacher through 2013. Anyone with information regarding this case or possible additional victims are asked to call Anaheim Police Detective Cashell at (714) 765-1972 or Crime Stoppers at (855) TIP-OCCS or by email to

Bruce’s booking photograph is attached below.

Arrest photo of David Bruce

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