High School Teacher Arrested For Alleged Sexual Relationship With Student
A Hacienda Heights high school science teacher was arrested today for allegedly performing sexual acts with a 15-year-old student in the classroom and the teacher's home.Authorities arrested 37-year-old David Park at his Chino Hills home for the charges of oral copulation, lewd act with a child and sexual battery, according to the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. He's being accused of having a sexual relationship with his female Los Altos High School student from September 2014 to November 2014.
School officials tipped off the LASD after a staff member noticed that the student seemed distraught and investigated further, KTLA reported.
Park has been a teacher at the school since 2009 teaching chemistry and biology, and has since been placed on administrative leave. From 2007 to 2008, he was a "walk-on" football coach at Ruben Ayala Chino Valley High School in Chino, and Western Christian High School in Upland.
His bail is set at $1,000,000, and he's being held at Industry Sheriff’s Station. Park's expected in court on Feb. 25.
Anyone with any information about Park is urged to contact the L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept. Special Victims Bureau at (877) 710-5273.