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Teacher's aide at Gratts Learning Academy accused of child molestation

Jorge DominguezThis post has been corrected. See the notes at the bottom for details.

A teacher's aide at Gratts Learning Academy in downtown Los Angeles was arrested early Thursday morning on suspicion of molesting a child.

Jorge Luis Dominguez, 26, was taken into custody by LAPD officers with the juvenile division child abuse unit shortly before 5 a.m. according to Capt. Fabian Lizzaraga.

He was booked on suspicion of lewd acts with a child. He was detained in the 1200 block of Miramar Street and was being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.

[For the Record, 3:40 p.m., May 17: The Times initially identified the school as Gratts Learning Academy based on police statements, but corrected the name to Gratts Elementary School after LAUSD provided different information. The district now acknowledges that the correct name of the campus is the Gratts Learning Academy. The post also stated that Dominguez was employed as an after-school worker, but LAUSD now states that he does not currently work in that capacity.]

[For the Record, 10:51 a.m., May 18: Earlier versions of this post said Domiguez is 21 years old. He is 26.]


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Photo: Jorge Luis Dominguez. Credit: KTLA

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