LAUSD Employee Arrested, Suspected of Child Molestation

Thursday, Jan 7, 2010  |  Updated 2:54 PM PDT
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L.A. Teacher Charged With Molestation

An LAUSD employee is arrested on suspicion of child molestation.

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L.A. Teacher Charged With Molestation

Forrest Strobbe, a teacher at Queen Anne Elementary in Los Angeles, was arrested for molesting a student.
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Police have arrested a Los Angeles Unified School District employee Wednesday on suspicion of molesting a 10-year-old boy who was attending a Wilshire-area elementary school, authorities announced.

Detectives with the LAPD's Juvenile Division's Sexually Exploited Child Unit arrested 39-year-old Forrest Stobbe around 8:15 a.m. without incident, as he was leaving his home in the 11200 block of Otsego Street in North Hollywood. He was booked on child abuse charges and is currently being held in lieu of $1 million bail.

The unidentified victim, who is now 11 years old, told his parents that he had allegedly been sexually assaulted by Stobbe on several occasions, police said. The parents then notified police about the alleged abuse.

Police served search warrants on Stobbe's residence and at Queen Anne Elementary School in the Wilshire District. Detectives reportedly found evidence in their searches that supported the boy's allegations.

LAPD is partnering with the LAUSD to identify any other possible victims.

Anyone with information about this case was asked to call the LAPD toll- free at 877-LAPD-24-7 or by texting CRIMES (274637) and beginning the text message with the letters L-A-P-D.

Tipsters may also submit information to the LAPD website: www.lapdonline.org. All information to police can be provided anonymously.

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