A 32-year-old Anaheim Hills teacher was charged Friday with two felony counts of lewd and lascivious acts on a child between 14 and 15 years old, and police are asking the public to help identify potential additional victims.
Joshua Alexander Evans, of Fullerton, is accused of developing a relationship with a 14-year-old student, police said, adding that Evans groomed the student by sending her texts, emails and playing a cellphone game with her.
The suspected incidents – which include inappropriate kissing and hugging – reportedly occurred between Dec. 2011 and Jan. 2012 while Evans was an English teacher at El Rancho Charter School, police said.
On at least three different occasions, Evans is accused of meeting the suspected victim at another student’s home, police said.
Evans was arrested Thursday after the victim’s mother reported the case to the school, which then contacted Anaheim police.
If convicted, Evans would have to register as a lifetime sex offender, which would bar him from entering County recreation areas and City parks which have passed the Sex Offender Ordinance, police said.
Evans, the latest in a string of teachers arrested on suspicion of lewd behavior with students, is being held on $100,000 bail, and is scheduled to be arraigned Feb. 27.
Anyone with information or who believes they have been a victim is asked to contact Supervising District Attorney Investigator Lou Gutierrez at (714) 347-8794 or Detective Joe Atkinson at (714) 765-1487.
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