Peter Christopher Gomez, Los Angeles, California (arrested Feb 2014)

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    Peter Christopher Gomez (La Habra, California), 47, drama & history teacher at Bell High School, Los Angeles Unified School District, Bell, California, "charges of sexual assault on a student"

    The alleged abuse occurred at his previous teaching assignment:
    KTLA: Drama Teacher Arrested for Sexual Assault; Additional Victims Sought (Feb 21 2014)

    Peter Christopher Gomez was arrested Friday afternoon in the City of Bell, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department. The alleged assault occurred in 1999 when Gomez was a teacher at Benjamin Franklin High School in Highland Park, the release stated ... Gomez was being held on $950,000 bail.

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    Peter Christopher Gomez, Los Angeles, California, Bell High School, Los Angeles Unified School District, Bell, Franklin High School, La Habra
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    NBC Los Angeles: Drama Teacher Arrested on Suspicion of Sexually Assaulting Minor (Feb 21 2014)

    Peter Christopher Gomez, 47, was taken into custody Friday afternoon and his bail has been set for $950,000, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The alleged sexual assaults happened in 1999 when Gomez was a teacher at Benjamin Franklin High School in Highland Park, LAPD said.
     
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    L.A. Times: Bell High School teacher arrested on sexual assault charges (Feb 21 2014)

    Fifteen years after the alleged incident, a teacher at Bell Senior High School was arrested Friday on charges of sexual assault on a student, according to Los Angeles police and school officials. The assault allegedly happened in 1999 when the suspect, Peter Christopher Gomez, was a teacher at Franklin High School, said LAPD spokeswoman Rosario Herrera. She did not have any more details about the allegations or about the gender or age of the student at the time.
     
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    CBS Local Los Angeles: Drama Teacher, 47, Arrested On Suspicion Of Sex Assault (Feb 21 2014)

    Peter Christopher Gomez of La Habra was taken into custody about 4:30 p.m. in the city of Bell, Los Angeles police said in a department statement. His bail was set at $950,000.00. The statement says the alleged sexual assaults occurred in 1999 when Gomez worked at Benjamin Franklin High School in Highland Park.
     
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    This is 15 years after the alleged crime -- I wonder if this wasn't inspired by the recent Andrea Michelle Cardosa case? The message in California seems to be, "Never, ever, think you're getting away wa sexual assault on a student." :)
     
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    This article suggests he is implicated in a recent felony sexual assault incident "at his place of employment", i.e. at Bell High School, in addition to the fifteen-year-old case at Franklin High School mentioned in the earlier articles:

    ABC Local KABC: Drama teacher arrested for sexual assault; victims sought (Feb 22 2014)

    A drama teacher at Bell High School has been arrested for sexual assault ... Peter Christopher Gomez, 47, of La Habra ... is facing felony charges stemming from an incident at his place of employment. The suspect has also been linked to alleged sexual assaults that occurred in 1999 when he was a teacher at Benjamin Franklin High School in Highland Park.
     
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    L.A. Times: Bell High School teacher arrested on sexual assault charges (Feb 21 2014)

    Fifteen years after the alleged incident, a teacher at Bell Senior High School was arrested Friday on charges of sexual assault on a student, according to Los Angeles police and school officials. The assault allegedly happened in 1999 when the suspect, Peter Christopher Gomez, was a teacher at Franklin High School, said LAPD spokeswoman Rosario Herrera. She did not have any more details about the allegations or about the gender or age of the student at the time.
     
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    KPCC: LAUSD high school teacher arrested for alleged sexual assaults from 15 years ago (Feb 22 2014)

    Los Angeles Police detectives on Friday afternoon arrested 47-year-old high school teacher Peter Christopher Gomez for felony sexual assault ... In a statement, the LAPD says the alleged sexual assaults occurred in 1999, when Gomez was a teacher at Benjamin Franklin High School in Highland Park.
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    The Los Angeles Unified School District said in its own statement that Gomez had worked for the district since 1996, starting at Benjamin Franklin High, then moving to Bell High School in 2005.
     
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    Daily News: La Habra teacher suspected of sexually assaulting Highland Park students (Feb 22 2014)

    A 47-year-old teacher suspected of sexually assaulting students at the Highland Park high school where he worked 15 years ago was arrested Friday in Bell, police said. Peter Christopher Gomez of La Habra was arrested around 4:30 p.m. in the 4300 block of Bell Avenue by detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Northeast Station Sexual Assault Detail on suspicion of felony sexual assault, authorities said. The alleged assaults took place in 1999, when Gomez taught at Benjamin Franklin High School, police said ... He was being held in lieu of $950,000 bail, police said.
     
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    L.A. Times: Drama teacher charged with 26 felony sex acts with two students (Feb 25 2014)

    A Bell High school drama teacher was charged Tuesday with multiple felony sex crimes involving two students a decade or more ago at a Los Angeles high school, and police suspect there may be other possible victims. Peter Christoph Gomez, 48, of La Habra, was teaching at Benjamin Franklin High School in Highland Park when authorities allege he sexually abused two students, who were 14 to 18 years old, between June 1999 and September 2003.

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    He is charged with eight counts of oral copulation of a person under 16, six counts of oral copulation of a person under 19, five counts of sodomy of a person under 16, three counts of sodomy of someone under 18 and four counts of committing lewd acts upon a child. Gomez, if convicted of all the charges, would face 20 years in prison
     
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    CBS Local Los Angeles: LAUSD Drama Teacher Charged With Molesting 2 Male Students 15 Years Ago (Feb 25 2014)

    A Los Angeles Unified high school drama teacher was charged Tuesday with sexually molesting two male students 15 years ago, prosecutors said. Peter Christopher Gomez, 47, is charged with 26 felony counts, including multiple counts of sexual molestation, sodomy of a person under 16 and oral copulation of a person under 16, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office ... The La Habra resident is charged with molesting two male victims who were between the ages of 14 to 18 at the time of the incidents. Both students attended Franklin High School at the time, according to prosecutors.
     
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    The Eastsider LA: Police seeking sexual assault victims of former Franklin High teacher (Feb 25 2014)

    Police are looking for Franklin High students who may have been sexually assaulted by a teacher who worked at the Highland Park campus for nearly a decade. Peter Christopher Gomez, who had recently been a drama and history teacher at Bell Senior High School, was arrested over the weekend in connection with an alleged sexual assault when Gomez taught at Franklin in 1999. Gomez worked at Franklin from 1996 until 2005, according to L.A. Now.
     
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    KTLA: Drama Teacher Charged With Molesting 2 Boys in Highland Park (Feb 27 2014)

    An high school drama teacher was charged Tuesday with sexually molesting two teenage male students 15 years ago in Highland Park. Peter Christoph Gomez was facing 26 felony counts, including multiple counts of sexual molestation, sodomy of a person under 16 and oral copulation of a person under 16, according to a news release from the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office. The alleged assault occurred between June 30, 1999, and Sept. 3, 2003 when Gomez was a teacher at Benjamin Franklin High School, according to the release.