Elementary School Coordinator Arrested for Having Sex with 16-year-old Boy: Cops

Mariya Aldridge resigned from her post a day after her arrest on charges of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor

By Jason Kandel
|  Friday, Apr 13, 2012  |  Updated 11:56 AM PDT
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School Coordinator Arrested in Sex Case

Mariya Aldridge

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A 26-year-old afterschool program coordinator at a Lawndale elementary school was arrested in connection with having sexual relations with a 16-year-old boy.

The case came to light on April 5 when the boy and his mother reported to police that he had been involved for eight months in consensual sexual relations with Mariya Markel Aldridge who was an afterschool program coordinator at Kit Carson Elementary School, police said.

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Aldridge, 26, of Hawthorne, resigned from her post a day after her arrest on charges of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor. She was released from custody after posting bail.

Police told the Torrance Daily Breeze that the two had sex at Aldridge's Hawthorne home and at her workplace.

The boy reported he has known Aldridge for several years and that they began a relationship at toward the end of 2011.

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