South LA Teacher's Aide to Be Arraigned
[UPDATE | 11:30 a.m., Feb. 15: A former Fremont teacher's aide has been charged Wednesday with four felony sex-related counts for allegedly contacting a 15-year-old student with the intention to commit a sexual offense.]
Alain Salas, 40, is scheduled to be arraigned at the Compton Superior Court. He is charged with three counts of committing a lewd act on a child and one count of contact with a minor for a sexual offense.
Salas, a teacher's assistant and coach, worked at Fremont High School in South Los Angeles since 2006. He was a teacher's aide for special education students as well as an assistant coach for the girls' softball and girls' volleyball teams.
Investigators believe Salas made contact with a student both in person and on the Internet, but this has yet to be confirmed.
"We've had a continuing investigation that Mr. Salas had contact with 15-year-old female at the school. The allegations are physcial contact with a child at the school. It's sexual-related contact," FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said.
Salas was arrested by the FBI on Monday. His arrest marks the third arrest at a South L.A. school within a few weeks. Fremont High School is two miles away from Miramonte Elementary, where two teachers have been charged with committing sex crimes with children.