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Teacher's aide in South L.A. arrested on suspicion of sex crime

February 14, 2012 |  6:49 am

Photo: Alain Salas. Source: KTLA-TVA teacher's aide at a South Los Angeles high school has been arrested on suspicion of committing a sex crime involving children.

Alain Salas, a teacher's aide at John C. Fremont Senior High School in the Florence neighborhood of South L.A., was taken into custody Monday by the FBI, KTLA-TV reported.

Salas also worked as a girls' volleyball coach.

Details were not immediately available and is wasn't clear whether the alleged victims were students at the school.

Los Angeles Unified School District Supt. John Deasy early Tuesday morning confirmed the arrest of a school employee to broadcast reporters. According to KABC-TV, Deasy said he did not know details.

"We have well over 100,000 full-time and part-time employees," Deasy told KTLA-TV. "They drive buses, they prepare food, they teach, they lead."

"Some people will make bad choices, and when we know about that, we respond to it," Deasy told KTLA-TV.

Two teachers have been arrested for alleged sex crimes involving children at nearby Miramonte Elementary School.


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Photo: Alain Salas. Source: KTLA-TV