Jail records indicate he was released on bail Saturday morning.The Barstow Unified School District has since placed Hassell on non-disciplinary paid leave pending the police investigation, according to a news release.

(a) Rape is an act of sexual intercourse accomplished with a person not the spouse of the perpetrator, under any of the following circumstances: (1) Where a person is incapable, because of a mental disorder or developmental or physical disability, of giving legal consent, and this is known or reasonably should be known to the person committing the act.

(2) Where it is accomplished against a person’s will by means of force, violence, duress, menace, or fear of immediate and unlawful bodily injury on the person or another.

He has also been told to stay away from all district students, employees and campuses.

'Due to employee confidentiality rights, the district is prevented from further commenting on this matter,' the district release said.

Police received a tip on Tuesday that Barstow Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Academy Principal Mark Lesley Hassell, 35, was engaged in an inappropriate relationship with a female student.

Investigators interviewed the unidentified 17-year-old girl who admitted to having been in a 'consensual' sexual relationship with Hassell 'for some time'.

Here are some conditions you may have to follow if you are placed on probation for a sex offense.

If your sex crime involved the use of a computer, such as using the internet to download or distribute child pornography, a probation condition may be that you cannot have access to the internet or a computer, or that you have limited access.

(C) Was not aware, knowing, perceiving, or cognizant of the essential characteristics of the act due to the perpetrator’s fraud in fact.

(D) Was not aware, knowing, perceiving, or cognizant of the essential characteristics of the act due to the perpetrator’s fraudulent representation that the sexual penetration served a professional purpose when it served no professional purpose.

(3) Where a person is prevented from resisting by any intoxicating or anesthetic substance, or any controlled substance, and this condition was known, or reasonably should have been known by the accused.