Las Plumas High School employee arrested for alleged sex crimes

Sep 30, 2014 12:09 PM by News Staff

A Las Plumas High School employee has been arrested by the Butte County Sheriff's Office for allegedly possessing child porn and maintaining an inappropriate sexual relationship with a 16-year-old student.

According to the sheriff's office, Javier Torres, 40, of Oroville was arrested at Las Plumas High School Monday. Torres, a custodian and security guard at the school was arrested for Possession of Child Pornography, Communicating with a Minor for Sexual Crimes, Arranging a Meeting with a Minor for Lewd Acts, and Disorderly Conduct: Looking in to a Private Area and Invading the Privacy of Persons Inside.

Detectives say Torres' arrest is the result of an ongoing criminal investigation that alleges Torres had an inappropriate relationship with a 16-year-old female student.

According to the sheriff's office Torres met the victim through his job with the high school more than a year and a half ago.

Torres has been placed on administrative leave and the sheriff's office is asking for assistance from the public regarding additional information or victims.

Torres was booked into the Butte County Jail where he is being held on $36,000 bail.


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