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Escondido teacher arrested on suspicion of sexual contact with student

June 17, 2011 | 12:59 pm

An Escondido teacher was arrested Friday on suspicion of having sexual contact with a student, on one occasion in his classroom while other students were watching a movie, police said.

Mario Humerez, 35, was arrested without incident at his home in San Marcos, Escondido police said. He was booked into the Vista County Jail on charges of oral copulation and sexual penetration of a minor.

The incidents occurred when the female student was 16, police said. She is now 19.

Humerez is a teacher in Valley High School's AVID program, which is designed to prepare students for college.

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