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Teacher’s aide sentenced to state prison for child molestation

An Antelope Valley teacher’s aide was sentenced Thursday to six years in state prison for sexually molesting a 13-year-old boy she was tutoring, the L.A. County district attorney’s office said.

Holly Marie Polson, 35, was also ordered by an Antelope Valley Superior Court judge to register as a sex offender for life and received a 10-year order to stay away from the child.

Polson pleaded no contest last month to all four counts of lewd acts on a child under 14 and has been in custody since her arrest on June 14, 2011, prosecutors said in a statement.

Prosecutors said Polson, who was an instructional aide at Shadow Hills Intermediate School in Palmdale, admitted to sexually molesting the child in a classroom and her car between May 29 and June 10 of last year.

The student’s mother reported the incidents to law enforcement, prosecutors said, and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department investigated the case.


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