Patrick Healy and Edwin Calderon
A Chino Elementary School teacher arrested for allegedly mistreating a child will not face trial. The Prosecutor says there is not enough evidence
A Chino elementary school teacher was released from jail Tuesday after being arrested the day before on suspicion of lewd acts with a child, police said.
Roger Talley, 53, a fifth grade teacher at Walnut Elementary School, had been the focus of a two-week investigation, officials said.
Talley was arrested and booked Monday at the West Valley Detention Center on suspicion of one count of lewd acts on a child and one count of criminal threats, according to police.
The district attorney declined to prosecute Talley citing reasonable doubt and a lack of corroboration on the part of the alleged victim.
Talley was placed on leave by the Chino Valley Unified School District on Feb. 10, when detectives began to speak with his current and former students, according to a press release from the Chino Police Department.
Talley will remain on leave as the district continues their investigation.