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Whittier Coach Arrested For Alleged Relationship With Female Student

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(credit: Whittier Police Dept.)

(credit: Whittier Police Dept.)

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WHITTIER (CBS) — A teacher, physical education instructor and part-time coach at two Whittier schools was arrested Wednesday for having an inappropriate relationship with a female student, police said.

Jesse Anthony Serrato, 29, was booked on suspicion of a lewd act with a child, Whittier police said. The San Gabriel Valley Tribune is reporting that the student was 14-years-old.

Administrators at East Whittier Middle School told police about the allegations.

Police said Serrato was also is a part-time coach at La Serna High School.

Anyone with more information about Serrato was asked to call detectives at (562) 567-9270.

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