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Volleyball coach intended to commit sex crime with student, FBI says

February 14, 2012 |  7:41 am

Photo: Alain Salas. Source: KTLA-TVA teacher's aide at a South Los Angeles high school was arrested for allegedly contacting a student with the intention of committing a sexual offense, a law enforcement source said Tuesday.

Alain Salas, a teacher's aide at John C. Fremont Senior High School in the Florence neighborhood of South L.A., was taken into custody Monday by the FBI.

The source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the case was ongoing, said investigators allege Salas made contact with the student both on the Internet and in person with the intent of committing a sexual offense.

Salas also worked as a girls' volleyball coach. Los Angeles Unified School District Supt. John Deasy early Tuesday morning confirmed the arrest of a school employee to broadcast reporters.

"We have well over 100,000 full-time and part-time employees," Deasy told KTLA-TV. "They drive buses, they prepare food, they teach, they lead. Some people will make bad choices, and when we know about that, we respond to it."

Two teachers have been arrested for alleged sex crimes involving children at nearby Miramonte Elementary School.


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Photo: Alain Salas. Source: KTLA-TV