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Anaheim teacher arrested after kissing former student, police say

An Anaheim choir teacher was released on bail Thursday morning after she was seen kissing a former student in a parked car and arrested on suspicion of child molestation, authorities said.

Orange County Sheriffs Department’s deputies were on routine patrol Wednesday afternoon when they spotted a woman and a young man kissing in a car parked off Starr Street and Beach Boulevard, authorities said.

“They noticed that he was quite a bit younger, so they spoke to them,” said Jim Amormino, spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

Judy Lee, 39, has taught at Magnolia High School in Anaheim for eight years. She admitted to having sexual relations with the student on school grounds and in other parts of Orange County since November of last year, Amormino said.

Lee is married to a pastor and the mother of four children, KTLA reported.

The boy’s name and age have not been released. But officials said he was younger than 18 and older than 14 when he graduated from school this year.

As of Thursday morning, the principal of Magnolia High School was aware of the case and deferred all questions to the school district.

“There’s always a possibility there are additional victims,” Amormino said.

Orange County Sheriff’s Department officials are asking any victims or witnesses to call (855) TIP-OCCS.


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