57-Year-Old Teacher Sexually Assaults 20 Students

57-Year-Old Teacher Sexually Assaults 20 Students

An elementary school teacher accused of sexually abusing 20 students and one adult was arrested Wednesday, police said.

Eight counts of continual sexual abuse and seven counts of lewd acts upon a child have been filed against Robert Pimental for abuse that took place at George De La Torre Jr. Elementary in the Wilmington area, police said.

When officials learned of the allegations earlier this year they immediately removed him from campus and parents and state credentialing authorities were informed, school district spokesman Daryl Strickland said. Parents and guardians will be told of the arrest by letter and phone, he said.

Pimental, 57 has worked for the Los Angeles Unified School District since 1974.

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