Bullard High teacher arrested in Clovis on rape allegations

Donald Mayhew, 58, of Clovis
Donald Mayhew, 58, of Clovis Clovis Police Department

A Bullard High School teacher was arrested Tuesday by Clovis police on suspicion of “on-going sexual assaults.”

Donald Mayhew, 58, is listed as a language arts teacher on Bullard High’s website. He worked for Fresno Unified for four years and spent three of them at Bullard High, district officials confirmed.

Clovis police arrested Mayhew after three months of investigations, police said in a news release. Police searched his Clovis home Tuesday morning, where he was arrested.

The victim in the case is an adult female who Mayhew was familiar with, police said. The alleged crimes occurred at his home.

Fresno Unified School District officials said Mayhew’s arrest is not related to his work at the district.

“The person has been placed on administrative leave pending the results of the criminal investigation. Fresno Unified strives each day to provide a safe learning environment for all of our students and staff,” the statement said.

Mayhew was booked into jail on four felony counts.

Mayhew worked as a feature writer for The Fresno Bee for 27 years until leaving in 2008.