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Bakersfield Area School Board Member Resigns After Alleged Attempt to Meet Minor for Lewd Purposes



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A Bakersfield area farmer resigned from his position as a school board member of Lakeside Union School District after being arrested on suspicion of sexual misconduct involving a minor.

Travis Fugitt, 36, was arrested on suspicion of arranging a meeting with a minor for lewd purposes, according to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office arrest log.

In a letter to parents, the school district’s superintendent said, “At this point, our understanding is that no alleged victim or victims were a student of the District.”

Fugitt liked to show off Kern County farming to the world through social media. He has since taken down his social media accounts.

The sheriff’s Office provided no further details on the incident. The Kern County District Attorney’s Office said charges had not yet been filed.

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