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Female East LA Teacher Accused of Sex Assault on 15-Year-Old

Gina Murry is facing six counts of unlawful sexual intercourse and four counts each of committing a lewd act on a child, oral copulation of a person under 16 and sexual penetration by a foreign object.

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    East LA Teacher Charged of Sexual Assault on 15-Year-Old Boy

    A Los Angeles teacher faces a criminal charge of sexual assault on a 15-year-old boy. (Published Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018)

    Felony charges were filed Monday against a 32-year-old female teacher at an East Los Angeles high school who's accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old student.

    Gina Murry, who taught at the East Los Angeles Renaissance Academy at Esteban E. Torres High School, is facing six counts of unlawful sexual intercourse and four counts each of committing a lewd act on a child, oral copulation of a person under 16 and sexual penetration by a foreign object. She is set to be arraigned Wednesday in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom.

    Murry was arrested Sept. 5 and was released the same day on $250,000 bail, according to sheriff's department jail records.

    Prosecutors allege Murry assaulted the boy during a two-month period that began in May. If convicted as charged, she could be sentenced to a maximum of 17 years in prison.

    East LA Female Teacher Accused of Sex Assault

    [LA] East LA Female Teacher Accused of Sex Assault

    A 32-year-old female teacher is accused of sexual assault involving a 15-year-old. Angie Crouch reports for the NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on Sept. 24, 2018.

    (Published Monday, Sept. 24, 2018)

    Murry was "reassigned from the school" and parents were notified, according to the Los Angeles Unified School District. Further detail on the defendant's employment history or the nature of her reassignment was not immediately available.

    "The safety and well-being of our students remains our top priority," an LAUSD statement says. "These allegations are disturbing and undermine our continuing efforts to provide a secure learning environment for all of our students."

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