Gay Davidson-Shepard and Daniel Alma Shepard.

Gay Davidson-Shepard and Daniel Alma Shepard. (Courtesy Orange County District Attorney's office / August 30, 2012)

Two married teachers in Huntington Beach were convicted Thursday of having an unlawful sexual relationship with a 17-year-old high school student they repeatedly invited to their home for evenings of playing board games, watching movies and drinking alcohol.

Daniel Alma Shepard, 63, and his wife, Gay Davidson-Shepard, 60, pleaded guilty to multiple felony and misdemeanor charges related to the sexual relationship with a minor, according to a statement from the Orange County district attorney's office.

Davidson-Shepard, a teacher at Mesa View Middle School in Huntington Beach at the time, was also charged with a misdemeanor count of violating a protective order, by calling and texting the youth numerous times while she was out on bail, prosecutors said.

Prosecutors said Daniel Shepard met the student at Westminster High School, where he was a teacher. In March 2009, the couple began inviting the student to their Huntington Beach home, where they gave him food and alcohol, played board games and watched movies, prosecutors said. 

The next month, prosecutors said, the couple got into their hot tub naked and encouraged the young man to join them. After getting out, Davidson-Shepard had oral sex with the student and her husband, prosecutors said.

After that, prosecutors said, on a weekly basis, the couple would get the 17-year-old intoxicated and engage in various sexual acts.

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This story was reported by Times Staff Writer Rick Rojas.