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.
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."