MONTEBELLO (CBS) — Police Thursday announced the arrest of a female Roosevelt High School Spanish teacher on suspicion of having sex with two students — the latest of several sexual scandals to bedevil the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Gabriela Cortez, 42, was booked on suspicion of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, said Montebello police Lt. Luis Lopez. She was released after posting $140,000 bail and was scheduled to be arraigned Friday.

The alleged crimes occurred in Montebello, where the suspect lives, Lopez said.

The investigation began on Feb. 15, when authorities were contacted “by a victim of an alleged sexual relationship involving him and a teacher,” Lopez said, adding that the man wanted to get things “off his chest.”

“The female adult suspect is a teacher at Roosevelt High School in the Los Angeles Unified School District,” Lopez said. “Although the victim was a student at the time of the alleged crime, he is now an adult.”

The investigation triggered by the first alleged victim led to a “second victim” who “provided information regarding a sexual relationship involving him and the suspect,” Lopez said, adding that he, too, is now an adult.

Anyone with information about the case was urged to contact Montebello police Detective Andrade at (323) 887-1255.

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Comments (16)
  1. Missdeed says:

    At the rate were going Lausd will have half it’s teachers pegged as pedophiles before summer break. Now they can break the contract, hire wholesome TFA temps and save lots of money.

  2. Christina39 says:

    And dong seems to love Latina

  3. juztees says:

    The whole system is corrupt. Like wow all of a sudden these individuals are victim’s… like why not come foward sooner.?
    Home school time for all kid’s. Can’t trust no one.

  4. Christina39 says:

    Americans have this politically correct mentality and much of that is responsible for not speaking up or taking action sooner.

  5. Chad says:

    I would bang her. There someone said it.

    1. Christina39 says:

      Just my two cents. Men get upset when women are not as harshly punished as men are when having sex with a student but the whole men mentally is different. When would you ever get a response from a women who would post about a male teacher having sex with a minor, “I would bang him”

  6. Chester says:

    Female teacher, male students…nice

  7. GROWAPAIR says:

    So, after a couple, years” is this wuss bragging or complaining?

  8. Missdeed says:

    Ya all are icky. No teacher should have sex with any student. It’s unseemly and unethical. It errodes the integrity of the relationships between ll teacher’s and their students.

  9. No Regrets says:

    Thirty+ years ago I did my French teacher for a year. She was lovely and I was sad to have graduated.

    1. YoureAwesome says:

      Nicely done!

  10. Susie says:

    Those teacher’s are stupid. Why have sex with a minor If they now that the minor will say something sooner or later, Either for attention or “to come clean”

  11. Don Sancho says:

    And Christina likes dong.

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