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Washington Preparatory High School Band Director Accused of Sex With Student

Corey Hogan, 32, arrested Monday, according to police

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    Corey Hogan, the band director of Washington Preparatory High School, was arrested after a 17 year-old girl told the Hawthorne Police Department that she had consensual sex with the teacher. NBC's Lolita Lopez reports that the 37 year-old teacher allegedly drove several students home after a football game. The accuser was the last to be dropped off and agreed to go to Hogan's Hawthorne residence where the two had sex. (Published Tuesday, Feb 28, 2012)

    A high school band director was arrested Monday on suspicion of having unlawful sexual relations with a female student from a neighboring school, according to the Hawthorne Police Department.

    Corey Hogan, band director for Washington Preparatory High School in South Los Angeles, allegedly had consensual sex with a 17-year-old student from Lou Dantzler Preparatory Charter High School.

    The victim and her mother alerted police Monday to the alleged crime, which happened during the 2011 high school football season, according to police.

    "The victim's dance team performed at a Washington High School football game on the day of the alleged incident, and after the game Hogan gave the victim and few other students a ride home," police said in a statement.

    "After the other students were dropped off, the victim agreed to go to the Hogan's residence in Hawthorne, where she consented to having sex with him," said police.

    The 32-year-old was arrested at Washington Preparatory High School on Monday and booked on suspicion of having unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor.

    Hogan, who began his career with LAUSD as a substitute teacher in November 2005, was assigned to Washington Prep as a teacher-intern in September 2006, LAUSD spokeswoman Gayle Pollard-Terry said.

    Hogan was on a temporary contract and probationary status, Pollard-Terry said.

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