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LAUSD teacher charged with sexually molesting former student, evading police

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An LAUSD teacher suspected committing lewd acts on children took police on a chase ending with a crash into a tree on Tuesday, July 10, 2012.

An L.A. Unified physical education teacher who careened off the freeway following a police chase was charged today with evading police and multiple felony counts of sexually molesting a 14-year-old girl.

Kip Richard Arnold, 51, remains in stable condition at the hospital, but was charged with three felony counts of lewd acts on a child who was 14, two counts of oral copulation of a person under 16, one count of sexual penetration by a foreign object; plus one count of evading an officer, according to Deputy Dist. Atty. Diana Martinez.

Since Arnold remains hospitalized he will not be arraigned until he is cleared by doctors and released, said Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office spokeswoman Jane Robison.

"The minute he's released [from the hospital] they'll arrest him and he'll be in court," Robison said.

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LAUSD teacher accused of lewd behavior in custody after car chase

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An LAUSD teacher suspected committing lewd acts on children took police on a chase ending with a crash into a tree on Tuesday, July 10, 2012.

A physical education teacher accused of lewd behavior with a former student is in custody today after leading police on a car chase through the South Bay, careening off the road and crashing into a tree.

The man was identified as Kip Arnold, an L.A Unified teacher at Southeast Middle School, said Gayle Pollard-Terry, a district spokeswoman. He has been a teacher with LAUSD for eight years and previously worked at Nimitz Middle School, Gage Middle School and Orchard Academies 2B.

A female former student walked into the Bell Police Department on July 5 alleging that she and Arnold were sexually involved while she was a student at Nimitz Middle School years ago, said Lt. Ty Henshaw, a spokesman for the Bell Police Department. The student is now an adult, he said.

The department notified the Los Angeles School Police Department and L.A. Unified and assigned detectives to watch Arnold, Henshaw said.

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