A teacher's aide who also worked as a girls' volleyball coach at a South Los Angeles high school has been arrested on suspicion of committing a sex crime involving children, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Alain Salas, a teacher's aide at John C. Fremont Senior High School in South L.A., was taken into custody Monday by the FBI, according to KTLA-TV.
Details were not immediately available and is was unclear whether the alleged victims were students at the school.
Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy confirmed the arrest of a school employee to reporters Tuesday morning. According to KABC-TV, Deasy said he did not know details.
"We have well over 100,000 full-time and part-time employees," Deasy told KTLA-TV. "They drive buses, they prepare food, they teach, they lead."
"Some people will make bad choices, and when we know about that, we respond to it," Deasy told KTLA-TV.
This is the third molestation arrest in recent weeks. Two teachers have been arrested after being accused of sex crimes involving children at nearby Miramonte Elementary School. A third case of inappropriate conduct with a student at Miramonte is under investigation, after it surfaced that a teacher’s aide allegedly wrote love letters to a fourth grade student in 2009.
A district spokesman told CBSLosAngeles that Araceli Luisjuan was fired in July, 2009, after the complaint was made about her letters.
NBCLosAngeles.com reported last week that a 50-year-old former third grade teacher at a Pacoima elementary school had been arrested back in October in connection with allegedly sexually abusing four kids under 14 years old. Officials had not mentioned this arrest before last week, which angered parents.
Prosecutors accused Paul Chapel in a 16-count criminal complaint, alleging "continuous sexual abuse" against three girls and one boy, spanning more than 30 weeks between Sept. 13, 2010, and April 15, 2011.
On Feb. 6, the LA Times reported a janitor at a Chatsworth elementary school was arrested on suspicion of committing a lewd act on a student at Germain Street Elementary School.
Paul Adame, 37, was arrested after the mother of a student went to the police to report “inappropriate contact” between her child and a janitor at the school.
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