A teacher accused of inappropriate relationships with two former students -- who are now adults -- was charged Thursday with six felony counts of unlawful sexual intercourse.
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Gabriela Cortez, 42, was scheduled for arraignment later Thursday in the case, which authorities said involved two boys who were ages 16 and 17 at the time of the alleged offenses. The alleged sex acts occurred between September 2009 and November 2010, authorities said.
Cortez was a Spanish language teacher at Roosevelt High School at the time. Most of the alleged sex acts occurred at her Montebello home, according to the district attorney's office.
The investigation began Feb. 15 after authorities were contacted by one of the accusers. That investigation led authorities to the second accuser.
Cortez was removed from the campus later in February, according to school administrators. She taught at the school, the alma mater of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and part of his Partnership for LA School program, for nearly 20 years.
The arrest comes in the wake of several sex crime-related cases involving LAUSD teachers, including two former Miramonte Elementary teachers accused of lewd acts involving students. Both men -- Mark Berndt and Martin Bernard Springer -- have pleaded not guilty.