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Whittier teacher arrested on suspicion of lewd acts on a student

Police arrested a Whittier teacher suspected of having an inappropriate relationship with a student.

Jesse Anthony Serrato, 29, is charged with lewd acts on a child.

Police were contacted Tuesday by East Whittier Middle School after information emerged about a possible “inappropriate relationship with a female student,” according to Whittier police.

Jesse_serrato Serrato was immediately placed on administrative leave by the East Whittier City School District. He also is a parttime coach at La Serna High School in Whittier.

Serrato is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail, according to booking information from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Authorities are seeking the public’s assistance in locating other potential victims. Anyone with information can call the Whittier Police Department investigations division at (562) 567-9270.

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-- Howard Blume

Photo: Jesse Serrato. Courtesy of: KTLA and the Whittier Police Department

 
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This should be a wakeup call for everyone. Pedophiles go to where their victims are located, and they hide under the guise of authority: teachers, clergy, police, child care workers, or medical professionals.

This is happening all over the country. Go to www.schoolteachernews.com and click on the Scandal page. They also have a map of where the incidents have taken place. Already this year they have found over 75 of these incidents. In 2010 they found over 400 of these kinds of cases.


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