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Alhambra police arrest former student aide on sex charges

October 29, 2011 | 10:09 am

Photo: Johnny Lagunas. Credit: Alhambra Police Department / KTLA-TVAlhambra police have arrested a former elementary school aide and charged him with sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl earlier this year while he was employed at a local elementary school.

Johnny Lagunas, 20, of El Monte, is in custody at Alhambra city jail, Alhambra police said.

Lagunas is accused of sexually assaulting the girl, with whom he’d struck up a friendship, while he was an aide at Garfield Elementary School in Alhambra in January and February, police said.

Police said they received a report of the alleged assault on Friday, but did not detail how the information came to them, why it took so long before it was reported, and what connection the girl had to the elementary school.

Alhambra police ask anyone with information about other possible victims in the case to call (626) 570-5151 or (626) 570-5159.

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Photo: Johnny Lagunas. Credit: Alhambra Police Department / KTLA-TV

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