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Teacher’s Aide Accused of Fondling Mentally Challenged Student

LAWNDALE, Calif. (KTLA) — A teacher’s aide accused of sexually abusing a mentally challenged student in a campus stairwell has been charged with molestation, deputies said Monday.

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Juan Gutierrez, 60

Juan Gutierrez, 60, was arrested May 10 on for allegedly molesting a 16-year-old female student at Leuzinger High School, according to the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department.

Gutierrez allegedly accompanied the student into a stairwell May 7 at the school where he fondled her over her clothing.

The entire incident was captured on surveillance video, detectives said.

Gutierrez was charged with three misdemeanor counts of annoying or molesting a child.

The sheriff’s department initially reported that Gutierrez was released from jail Saturday, but later said he was still being held on $60,000 bail.

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