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Gratts Elementary TA charged for sexually abusing a child

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A former teacher's aide at Gratts Elementary School was charged with more than a dozen felonies after allegedly committing lewd acts on a 12-year-old.

A former teacher's aide at Gratts Elementary School in the Westlake district has been charged with more than a dozen felonies after allegedly committing lewd acts on a boy for nearly three years, beginning when the child was 12 years old.

Jorge Luis Dominguez was arrested Thursday and quickly fired by the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Prosecutors said the victim was not a Gratts student, but Dominguez met him when he worked as a youth sports coach at the Los Angeles Academy of Arts & Enterprise west of downtown. The 25-year-old allegedly abused the boy between June 5, 2009, and his arrest last week, according to the District Attorney's Office.

The 25-year-old was charged with 10 counts of lewd act on a child under 14 and one count each of lewd act on a child 14 or older and possession of child pornography.

He faces up to 27 years and four months in prison if convicted.

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