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Whittier teacher arrested on suspicion of lewd acts on a student

March 10, 2011 |  8:58 am

Police arrested a Whittier teacher suspected of having an inappropriate relationship with a student.

Jesse Anthony Serrato, 29, is charged with lewd acts on a child.

Police were contacted Tuesday by East Whittier Middle School after information emerged about a possible “inappropriate relationship with a female student,” according to Whittier police.

Jesse_serrato Serrato was immediately placed on administrative leave by the East Whittier City School District. He also is a parttime coach at La Serna High School in Whittier.

Serrato is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail, according to booking information from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Authorities are seeking the public’s assistance in locating other potential victims. Anyone with information can call the Whittier Police Department investigations division at (562) 567-9270.


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Photo: Jesse Serrato. Courtesy of: KTLA and the Whittier Police Department