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Former Substitute Teacher Wanted on Child Porn Charges

After teaching for collectively 8 years in Los Angeles and Inglewood, George Hernandez was arrested for child pornography.

A former Los Angeles Unified School District substitute teacher is on the run after his arrest on charges of indecent exposure and child pornography.

George Hernandez, 45. (Photo courtesy Huntington Park Police Department)
George Hernandez, 45. (Photo courtesy Huntington Park Police Department)

George Hernandez, 45, substituted regularly in the LAUSD for 5 years, during which he was investigated 3 different times for alleged sexual misconduct.

According to Huntington Park police, Hernandez got away clean, resigning from the LAUSD following the third investigation. He was never arrested.

Hernandez then relocated to the Inglewood Unified School District, where he served as a substitute teacher for 3 years, from 2008 to 2010.  Hernandez reportedly molested a 7-year-old girl at Beulah Payne Elementary School some point during his time in Inglewood, according to the Los Angeles Times.

In September 2010, Hernandez was arrested by the Huntington Park Police Department after an 11-year-old girl told the authorities she was flashed by a man in a SUV outside Gage Middle School. Hernandez was tracked down through his license plate number.    

Investigators searching his home found 157 videotapes of child pornography, one video showing Hernandez alone with the aforementioned 7-year-old girl. In the 14 minute video, he is reportedly seen reaching under her clothes, and pulling her onto his lap.

Hernandez failed to appear for his court hearing, and is believed to have fled to Mexico. His relatives have told detectives he is living in the Mexican state of Jalisco.

Both the Los Angeles and the Inglewood Unified School Districts are receiving major backlash for allowing Hernandez to continue teaching after being investigated for sexual misconduct. The mother of the 7-year-old girl in the video has filed a suit against the Inglewood Unified School District for not taking the right precautions to keep her daughter safe.

The Inglewood school district violated its own policies by not properly and completely investigating Hernandez before adding him to their roster of substitute teachers, according to the Los Angeles Times.

LAUSD General Counsel David Holmquist said that there is no current evidence that Hernandez was ever reported to the state commission in charge of credentialing. And Superintendent John Deasy said he hasn’t “the slightest idea” why Hernandez was not investigated further.

Currently the Huntington Park Police Department is asking for help locating Hernandez. At the time of his arrest in 2010, he was described as  approximately 5’10’’tall, weighing 180 lbs, with brown hair and eyes.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Huntington Park Police Department at (323) 584-6254, or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.


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