Police arrested a part-time L.A. Unified teacher's aide Thursday for allegedly committing a lewd act upon a child.
Jorge Dominguez, 25, worked at Gratts Elementary west of downtown L.A. for eight years. The LAPD didn’t say how long officers had investigated Dominguez before his arrest or what prompted the investigation.
L.A. Unified has since said that the victim is not a student at the elementary school, and that Dominguez was not working as an after-school aide or coach.
In a statement, L.A. Unified Superintendent John Deasy called the allegations against Dominguez horrifying and sickening. The district fired Dominguez after his arrest.
Deasy has cracked down on allegations of teacher misconduct after police arrested two Miramonte Elementary teachers on multiple charges of lewd acts on children at that school. News reports later revealed that L.A. Unified had not properly informed state authorities of teachers it removed from classrooms after such allegations.