A California teacher was charged with sex crimes related to a “brutal hazing” incident during summer school classes in Fontana on Tuesday. The masonry teacher Emmanuel De La Rosa and one of his students at A.B. Miller High School were charged by the San Bernadino County District Attorney’s Office with attempted sexual penetration with a foreign object and false imprisonment, according tothe Washington Post. De La Rosa, 27, was also charged with child abuse and failure to report child abuse.
The 18-year-old student, Fernando Salgado is being held on a $100,000 bail with an arraignment tentatively scheduled for later today..According to police report excerpts published by the Fox News, three male students were allegedly attacked in separate incidents in De la Rosa’s summer school classroom. During the course of the investigation a total of five individuals were arrested. Three minor male students were charged along with De La Rosa and Salgado. The investigation into the alleged sex crimes began late last week when a victim reported one of the incidents to local law enforcement.
“They would assault the other kids to basically maintain order in the classroom on their own,” Fontana Police Sgt. Robert Morris stated during a Washington Post interview. “The teacher at some point became aware of the situation and knew about what was occurring and in one incident may have actually directed them to do it.”
Fontana Unified School District Superintendent Cali Olsen-Binks told the Washington Post that “we’re all taken aback, most definitely,” in response to the alleged sex crimes which involved a teacher which she considered “very popular” with students.
De La Rosa was released after his arrest and will be arraigned on August 27. De La Rosa has been placed on administrative leave from A.B. Miller High School, which is approximately 50 miles east of Los Angeles.