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Fremont High School special ed teaching assistant and softball coach charged with inappropriate relationship

A high school teaching assistant and girls' softball coach will be arraigned today on charges of four felony counts for an inappropriate relationship with an underage student.

Alain Eloym Salas, 40, worked at John C. Fremont Senior High School in Los Angeles and will be arraigned today at Compton Superior Court on three counts of lewd acts upon a child and one count of contact with a minor for a sexual offense.

The alleged victim is a 15-year-old girl. The alleged crimes occurred between Oct. 1 and Nov. 30, 2011.

Salas was arrested Monday and is currently being held without bail, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Inmate Information Center. The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office will recommend his bail be set at $300,000, according to a release.

Salas started working for LAUSD in 1997 and has been at Fremont High since 2006 when he was hired to work there as a teaching assistant in a special education class and also as an assistant girls' softball coach, said Gayle Pollard-Terry, a district spokeswoman. She said the district does not know where Salas worked prior to Fremont High.

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This story has been updated.