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Teacher's Aide Accused of Committing Lewd Acts on Kids, But Victims May Not Be From School Where He Worked

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A 25-year-old man who worked in a temporary post as a teacher's aide at Gratts Elementary School in the Westlake district was arrested this morning on suspicion of committing lewd acts on children. The suspect, Jorge Dominguez, was subsequently terminated by the Los Angeles Unified School District.In a statement issued today, LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy said the allegations against the employee, who has worked at the school since 2004 and most recently as a temporary 6-hour-per-day worker, are "horrifying and sickening."

The LAUSD clarifies, though, that at this time there are no known victims at Gratts Elementary School, which is also known as Gratts Learning Academy for Young Scholars.

Deasy adds that the LAUSD is co-operating with the Los Angeles Police Department in the investigation.

Per the new protocol, the school is notifying the parents and guardians regarding the arrest and investigation, and the campus will offer crisis counseling or any special assistance needed.

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Dominguez was arrested by detectives from the LAPD's Juvenile Division at around 5 a.m. Thursday, says City News Service. Jail records indicate he was being held at the LAPD's downtown jail on $100,000 bail.

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