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Sub Accused Of Courting Student She Molested With Disneyland Trip

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A 28-year-old substitute science teacher was charged this week for sexually assaulting several of her male students, including one that she took on a trip to Disneyland. Michelle Yeh worked as a substitute teacher at San Pedro High School, eventually becoming a "permanent" substitute teacher for the district, KTLA reports. Yeh was arrested on July 17 after a 15-year-old student came forward and said that she had sexually assaulted him several times, after she requested a private meeting with him at the end of the school year.

Investigators say that she bought the boys gifts, and that she took one of the boys to Disneyland, and met up with another at a hotel.

She has been charged with four counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor under 16, two counts of oral copulation with a minor under 16, two counts of lewd acts on a child 15 years old in connection with two students. She is also charged three misdemeanor counts of child molesting or sexual annoyance pertaining to two other students.

Because Yeh had temporary assignments at other school districts and also tutored students online, police are concerned there may be other victims. If convicted, Yeh could face over nine years in prison.