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Los Angeles high school teaching assistant charged in child sex abuse case

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A teaching assistant and athletic coach at Fremont High School in Los Angeles accused of engaging in an inappropriate relationship with an underage student is expected to be arraigned this afternoon.

Alain Eloym Salas, 40 (dob 8/8/71), of Los Angeles is charged with four felonies – three counts of lewd act upon a child and one count of contact with minor for sexual offense – in case No. TA122002. Salas is scheduled to appear for arraignment in Department 12 of Compton Superior Court.

The alleged crimes, which occurred between Oct. 1 and Nov. 30, 2011, involve a 15-year-old girl, according to the felony complaint.

This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s SAFE Team, a multi-agency task force that includes the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigation, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the Los Angeles Police Department, the California Highway Patrol, the Office of the Attorney General, State of California Department of Justice, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Prosecutors have recommended that the defendant’s bail be set at $300,000.

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