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Teacher's Aide Charged In Lewd Acts With Child Case, Victim Was 12-Year-Old Boy

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The District Attorney's Office announced today they have charged a Los Angeles Unified School District teacher's aide with a dozen felony counts for allegedly committing lewd acts on a child. The suspect, 25-year-old Jorge Luis Dominguez, was working for Gratts Learning Academy, a LAUSD elementary school, as a part-time aide at the time of his arrest. He has since been dismissed from the school.

The victim, however, was not a Gratts student, but rather came into contact with Dominguez when he served as a youth sports coach for the Los Angeles Academy of Arts & Enterprise.

The alleged offenses took place between June 5, 2009, and May 17, 2012, according to the complaint. The victim, a male, was 12 years old when the alleged abuse began.

Deputy District Attorney Jane Creighton with the Sex Crimes Division said Dominguez is charged with 10 counts of lewd act on a child under 14. He is also charged with one count each of lewd act on a child 14 or older and possession of child pornography.

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If convicted as charged, Dominguez faces a maximum sentence of 27 years, four months in state prison. Prosecutors recommended his bail be set at $550,000.

This case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department.