CA: “Teacher of the Year” accused of sexually abusing former student, 13

Source: Fox News

“A California ‘teacher of the year’ recipient was arrested this week for allegedly sexually abusing a former student, police said. Jacqueline Ma, a 34-year-old sixth-grade teacher at Lincoln Acres Elementary School in National City, California, was charged with three counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14, and three counts of oral copulation with a child under 14. A parent of a 13-year-old called National City police Monday evening because she suspected her child was ‘possibly having an inappropriate relationship with a former teacher,’ police said in a statement. Police didn’t release any details about the allegations, citing the victim’s age and ongoing investigation. The school district is only aware of one alleged victim, who is no longer a student in the school district, according to a statement National School District Superintendent Leighangela Brady sent NBC 7.” (03/09/23)