Second teacher in LA school abuse case arrested|
Fri Feb 3, 2012 10:25PM GMT
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says a second teacher removed from a south Los Angeles elementary school this week has been arrested.
Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore says the teacher was arrested Friday on suspicion of "inappropriate behavior," but he's not releasing any immediate details on the reason. Officials have planned an early afternoon news conference to discuss the case.
The arrest comes just days after another Miramonte Elementary School teacher was charged with photographing children for sexual thrills.
The number of molestation complaints to the district has increased since the first teacher was charged this week with photographing children for sexual thrills, authorities said. CBS News
FACTS & FIGURES
Over 3 million reports of child abuse are made every year in the United States. Childhelp.org
Almost five children die everyday as a result of child abuse. More than three out of four are under the age of 4. Angels of Love Foundation
Ninety of child sexual abuse victims know the perpetrator in some way; 68% are abused by family members. Childhelp.org
In 2007, more than one-half (57 percent) of all child abuse cases and reports made to the Child Protective Services (CPS) agencies came from professionals who came in contact with the child, including teachers, lawyers, police officers, and social workers. Grave Investigations