LA Teacher Charged with Child Molestation

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles middle school teacher has been arrested and charged for allegedly molesting three teenage girls.

Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich says 32-year-old Jason Leon was charged Monday with multiple counts of child molestation and battery of students at Gaspar Portola Middle School.

After a 13-year-old girl alleged Leon touched her inappropriately on the last day of school in June 2012, another 13-year-old came forward with a similar story.

Another girl claims she was similarly abused by Leon in 2010, when she was 14.

If convicted, Leon faces up to five and a half years in jail and $26,000 in fines.

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2/4/2013 3:15:21 PM (GMT -8:00)


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