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Ex-Compton teacher accused of molesting three girls

A former Compton elementary school teacher was scheduled to be arraigned Friday on charges that he sexually molested three female students, officials said.

Ronald Sture Hoppe, 45, of Diamond Bar has been charged with three felony counts of lewd acts on a child under age 14, prosecutors said. He was arrested Thursday, and was being held on $300,000 bail.

The incidents allegedly occurred while Hoppe worked at Foster Elementary School, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.

Prosecutors allege that Hoppe sexually molested the first student during the 2005-06 school year. The second victim allegedly was molested the next year, and the third in November 2008. All three victims were 8 years old at the time of the alleged incidents, prosecutors said.

Hoppe was transferred from Foster Elementary to Davis Middle School in November or December 2008, prosecutors said.

If convicted, he could face up to 10 years in state prison, according to the district attorney's office.

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Comments () | Archives (5)

This man needs to be put under the jail. These 8 year old babies did not have a chance against an adult that they should have been able to trust. I hope he is tried and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

When are all of these teachers going to stop having sex with students? It's at epidemic proportions!

Well I hope this shows the critics and defenders of catholic priests who molest children that only the priests are persecuted. I hope this teacher gets his day in court and if guilty will get his punishment just like the priests do.

Ten Years! for molesting three little girls! ten years will put him out early with time served for good behavior in 6 1/2 years NO GOOD! A teacher sexually molesting three little girls in a School where we expect our children to be safe, and by a person in a position of trust who is supposed to make sure of the childrens safety, and licensed by the State of California, NO GOOD! 50 years before parole is even considered!!!!!California is lossing it!!THE SEXUAL MOLESTATION OF 3 CHILDREN BY A TEACHER IS A SERIOUS CRIME. THE PUNNISHMENT MUST FIT THE CRIME..COME ON FOLKS STAND UP AND FIGHT BACK..MAKE OUR COURTS GET TUFF ON CHILD MOLESTERS!

and just think these people are union members they get paid all this money to have the best there is no excuse for this mans actions and no excuse for the unions.this is a disgrace and the people should demand better of their public servants.


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