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Alain Salas, Fremont High School teacher aide, arrested for sexual contact with student

A Fremont High School teacher aide was arrested Monday for sexual contact with a 15-year-old student, another in a string of arrests in recent weeks within LAUSD.

The FBI confirmed on Tuesday Alain Salas was arrested on campus, making it the third such arrest in recent weeks in the nation's second-largest school district. An FBI spokeswoman says he was booked for investigation of contact with a minor with intent to commit a sexual offense.

Salas, whose age hasn't been released, was expected to be charged by L.A. County prosecutors, AP reports.

Superintendent John Deasy says the FBI informed LAUSD that the man was arrested during a child sex investigation, but he's not providing details to the AP.

Two former Miramonte Elementary School teachers, an award-winning Hamilton High School teacher and an LAUSD janitor have all recently been implicated in crimes against children.

Correction: The AP originally reported the teacher was arrested "on suspicion of committing lewd acts with children."

UPDATED 10:40 a.m. The FBI's Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement (S.A.F.E.) Team made the probable cause arrest and identified Alain Salas as 40 years old and a Los Angeles resident. He is expected to be in state court tomorrow.

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