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L.A.-area teacher arrested in sex case involving student

February 28, 2012 |  6:10 pm

Corey HoganA Los Angeles Unified School District teacher has been arrested on suspicion of having sex with a 17-year-old female student, police said Tuesday.

Corey Hogan, 32, the band director at George Washington Preparatory High School, was arrested after the student and her mother told police that the girl agreed to have sex with Hogan at his home, the Hawthorne Police Department said.

The sex allegedly took place during the football season after Hogan gave the girl and other students a ride home, police said in a statement.

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After the other students were dropped off, the girl agreed to go to Hogan's Hawthorne home, police said.

Hogan was arrested Monday at the high school.

In recent weeks, at least six other Los Angeles-area schoolteachers and employees have been arrested on suspicion of sex-related crimes. Officials said they believe the cases were a result of increased awareness following the high-profile arrest of teacher Mark Berndt at Miramonte Elementary School.

Hogan was released Tuesday afternoon after posting $100,000 bail, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department online booking records.

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Photo: Corey Hogan. Credit: Hawthorne Police Department

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