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LAUSD teacher charged with having sex with female student

May 5, 2010 | 10:40 pm
A Los Angeles Unified School District teacher has been charged with having sex with a female teenage student, police said Wednesday night.

Cesar Fernandez, 39, was arrested at his home Monday and has been charged with four counts of unlawful sex with a minor, the Los Angeles Police Department said. He was being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.

Fernandez, a teacher since 1993, has been teaching at 32nd Street USC Math Science and Technology High School, the LAPD said.

In January, investigators learned that the sexual relationship allegedly started during the 2009 summer break. The girl was 17 at the time, police said.

Fernandez had numerous sexual encounters with the girl, according to the LAPD.

In addition to teaching, he coached basketball and volleyball teams. He was assigned to L. A. Unified headquarters after the investigation began.

Anyone with information about Fernandez is asked to call detectives at (213) 485-2585.

-- Robert J. Lopez