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Ex-Anaheim Hills teacher convicted in lewd conduct case

January 17, 2013 | 10:12 pm

Joshua EvansA former Anaheim Hills teacher was convicted Thursday of lewd acts with a 14-year-old student.

Joshua Alexander Evans, 33, was charged with kissing the student and embracing her on two occasions, the Orange County district attorney's office said.

"He groomed the victim by sending her texts, emails, and playing a game with her over the cellphone," the district attorney's office said in a statement.

The incidents took place between December 2011 and December 2012, when Evans was an English teacher at El Rancho Charter School. The girl"s mother found out about the contact and alerted authorities.

Evans was sentenced to one year in Orange County jail, three years of formal probation and mandatory lifetime registration as a sex offender, prosecutors said.

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Photo: Joshua Alexander Evans. Credit: Orange County district attorney's office
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