La Quinta Teacher Arrested For Sex With Student

LA QUINTA (CBS) — A La Quinta High School teacher was arrested Monday for allegedly having sex with a 17-year-old female student.

David Armenta, 30, of Indio, was booked on suspicion of unlawful sex with a minor, Indio Police Department spokesman Ben Guitron said.

Indio police were notified Friday that the alleged sexual activity had occurred, and an investigation led to Armenta’s arrest at his home in the 47400 block of Bahama Court, Guitron said.

Armenta was released from jail after posting a $5,000 bail bond.

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  1. Jon says:

    He couldn’t have waited until she was 18? Patience would have kept him out of jail.

    1. suu says:

      first of all you don’t know if its true, allegadly, mean true or false and hes not in jail

  2. steve says:

    In my opinion, if the state finds you competent and mature enough to operate a 3-6000 pound weapon of mass destruction, then you should be considered an adult at 16. I am getting tired of all these borderline “adulthood” statutory rape stories.

  3. Brad Norwood says:

    Another fricken waste of taxpayer dollars!!!

    STATE
    AGE
    Alabama
    16
    Alaska
    16
    Arizona
    18
    Arkansas
    16
    California
    18
    Colorado
    15
    Connecticut
    15
    D.C.
    16
    Delaware
    16
    Florida
    16/18 (bill pending)
    Georgia
    16
    Hawaii
    14
    Idaho
    14
    Illinois
    16/17
    Indiana
    16
    Iowa
    18
    Kansas
    16
    Kentucky
    16 – [1]
    Louisiana
    17
    Maine
    16
    Maryland
    16
    Massachusetts
    16/18
    Michigan
    16
    Minnesota
    16
    Mississippi
    16 – [2]
    Missouri
    17
    Montana
    16
    Nebraska
    16
    Nevada
    16
    New Hampshire
    16/18
    New Jersey
    16/18
    New Mexico
    17
    New York
    17
    North Carolina
    16
    North Dakota
    18
    Ohio
    16
    Oklahoma
    16
    Oregon
    18
    Pennsylvania
    16
    Rhode Island
    16
    South Carolina
    14/16
    South Dakota
    16
    Tennessee
    18
    Texas
    17
    Utah
    16/18
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    16
    Virginia
    15
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    16
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    16
    Wisconsin
    18
    Wyoming
    16
    Puerto Rico
    18

  4. Mrvikings says:

    Can’t you go just get yourself a woman that’s of age legally?
    Your career is pretty much over and that’s after you serve about 3 to 10 yrs
    In prison and register as a sex – offender…Let the big head talk to the little head
    You’ll be better off…..

  5. Alan C Rhine says:

    Sounds like he gave her a little private tutoring with a pop quiz at the end. She pasted he FAILED

  6. Melissa Austin says:

    this is horrible he’s my teacher he has a wife and a new born how could this have happened???

  7. Cheyenne Tyler says:

    That is my teacher. I can tell you that he would never sleep with a student.

  8. Taylor says:

    This is my teacher. annd for your info Mrvikings
    he has a lady and a son. my teacher would have never ever done this. its honestly prolly just some damn scandel. dont bash on my teacher unless you truely know him! thanks!<3

  9. fellow teacher and neighbor says:

    David is my neighbor, and an awfully nice guy. As the article said, we are talking about suspicion and alleged sex. In this country, last time I checked, we are innocent until proven guilty. David is a upstanding citizen and teacher, with a wife and a little kid. Let’s wait until we know all the facts (including the motivation of the girl’s mother’s boyfriend) before we cast any stones.

  10. Principal Skinner says:

    Ask any of his students; they will say he didn’t have sex with this student and family friend, which is what she is. Ask the girl; she will say no as well. Ask the girl’s mother’s boyfriend; he’s the one after some money from blackmail based on libel.

    1. Confused says:

      Can you clarify what you mean? The girl’s mom’s boyfriend made this up to get money from who? Armenta? The district? According to the police, they investigated the allegations Fri-Sunday and determined there was enough evidence to arrest him on Monday. Doesn’t that tell you that there is more that just the girl’s word? From what I’ve read everywhere, this is one confusing case and I can’t wait on all the evidence to come forth so I can make a better informed opinion.

  11. Student from lqhs says:

    Hey well I’m a studen from lqhs an well honestly mr.Armenta looks like a creep but for a fact you can tell he’s a nice guy I don’t know why but I have a feeling it is a lie what the girl is saying there mist have been rumors going on in that school or there was just haters but what ever so far I know that most of his students know that he wouldn’t do that an so far we support him in all cause

  12. jacqueline says:

    i dnt believe it…

  13. Illegal Vendor says:

    i never really got a chance to talk to him…but he has a bad ass ride

  14. Student of Armentas says:

    “mr.Armenta looks like a creep “- Okay its comments like that that start the rumors, Armenta is one of the nicest down to earth teachers on our campus an honestly one of the few who have REAL talent and has what it takes to be a GOOD teacher. so for all you people who are judgeing the book by the cover… GET A LIFE!

  15. Jussayin says:

    So, because you kids go to the school he teaches at, you know him well enough to say he wouldn’t cheat on his wife?! That’s just ridiculous. You kids don’t know him well enough to make that statement and you shouldn’t. Your relationship should be no more than a teacher/student relationship. The fact of the matter is, you actually don’t know him all. Stop accusing people of starting rumors or blackmail. He cheated on his wife and that’s that…people cheat on their spouses everyday. It’s just unfortunate he wasn’t smart enough to pick someone who wasn’t one of his students…and over the age of 18. If you guys are going to be angry at anyone it should be him. He acted inappropriately and is going to be punished for it.

  16. JUSSAYIN NEMESIS says:

    @ JUSSAYIN-And who are you to say that he would cheat! You don’t know him from a hole in wall but you are quick to judge! And then some of you come on here only to say mean and hurtful things because your lives are too pathetic and boring and this is the only thing you have. This is HIS LIFE we are talking about. How do you know he acted inappropiately? WERE YOU THERE!!! No!!! I’m JUSSAYIN..he who is without sin throw the first stone! I think you are a friend or relative of the accuser and you are trying to stir the pot to help her feel better about herself and what she may have done.
    Let’s judge you for a change..do you fornicate, do drugs, drink alcohol..lie. have you stolen, had a baby out of wedlock, are you baby out of wedlock? Can you say no?..Don’t think so! And when you go before God on Judgement day you think you are going to get a free pass? You think you special? Well I got news for you…you are have to pay for your sins just like the girl involved in this story and David….and the Lord is going to remind you too…like the rest of US that we are all sinners! So, I think I speak for everyone when I say SHUT THE HELL UP!!!

    1. JUSSAYIN NEMESIS says:

      If anyone have info on where to go to support this teacher please post it! I believe in innocent until proven guilty!!!

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