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La Mirada Police Arrest Substitute Teacher For Alleged Sexual Misconduct

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LA MIRADA (CBS) — A substitute teacher at a La Mirada school was arrested Monday on suspicion of committing lewd acts on a child.

The mother of a female student told deputies at the sheriff’s Norwalk Station on Thursday that Ted Nishihara had touched her daughter in a sexual manner during class, Deputy Mark Pope said.

Detectives interviewed students and staff members at Los Coyotes Middle School Monday morning.

Nishihara, 29, was then interviewed at his home and arrested, Pope said.

Nishihara was booked at the sheriff’s Cerritos Station. Bail was set at $200,000, Pope said.

Detectives said they are looking for other possible victims.

Nishihara previously also worked in schools in the Garden Grove, Cerritos and Long Beach school districts, KNX 1070’s John Brooks reports.

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