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Female Roosevelt High teacher pleads not guilty to sex with 2 students

A Los Angeles high school teacher has pleaded not guilty to charges she had sex with two students.

City News Service says 42-year-old Gabriela Cortez entered pleas Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court to six felony counts of unlawful sexual intercourse. She's free on bail.

Cortez teaches Spanish at Roosevelt High School in East Los Angeles but she was placed on leave after her arrest last month.

Prosecutors claim she had relationships with two male students at her Montebello home. The alleged victims were 16 and 17 years old at the time but are now adults.