Long Beach Teacher’s Aide Charged With Having Sexual Relationship With Student

Anthony Sutton is shown in a photo released by the Long Beach Police Department on April 11, 2019.

A man working as a teacher’s aide at a Long Beach learning center has been charged with having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student, authorities said Thursday.

Anthony Sutton, 32, of Long Beach, was arrested Tuesday after the victim came forward to report multiple incidents, Long Beach Police said in a news release.

The incidents allegedly occurred in Long Beach and Signal Hill in January and February.

Long Beach police said none of the incidents occurred at the beach Cities Learning Center where Sutton had been working since January. Detectives, however, believe there may be additional victims.

Sutton was charged Thursday with four counts each of unlawful sexual intercourse, oral copulation of a person under 18 and contact with a minor for a sexual offense as well as one count of sexual exploitation of a child, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

He faces a sentence of 11 years in prison and is being held on $200,000 bail. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Thursday.

Anyone believes they may have been victimized by Sutton is encouraged to come forward by calling police dispatch at 562-435-6711 or child abuse detectives 562-570-7321.

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