Ex-Teacher Pleads Guilty to Molesting Students

Jul 30, 2014 9:19 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former elementary school teacher in Monterey Park has pleaded guilty to sexually molesting four special education students and now faces a lengthy prison term.

The Los Angeles Times reports 44-year-old Jose Mosqueda entered pleas Tuesday to three counts of committing lewd acts upon a child and one count of continuous sexual abuse.

Deputy District Attorney Amy Murphy says the victims were female fourth-grade students.

Murphy says Mosqueda is expected to get 16 years in state prison when he is sentenced Sept. 5.

The first student came forward with sexual assault allegations in October 2011. Mosqueda was arrested but later released on bail.

He was arrested again when two other former students told law enforcement they also had been molested.

The fourth victim came forward while Mosqueda was in jail.


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