Police say a 36-year-old Southern California high school athletic director is jailed in suburban Las Vegas on statutory sexual assault charges after he was found with a runaway 15-year-old girl from his school.
Henderson police said Wednesday that Juan Ivan Barajas of San Gabriel was arrested Tuesday after a patrol officer found him in a parked vehicle with the girl in a residential neighborhood.
Police say the girl, a student, was reported missing Friday after her relationship with Barajas was discovered by family members. She was due to be returned Wednesday to her parents.
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Barajas was booked into the Henderson city jail pending an initial court appearance Aug. 10 on five felony charges.