LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A 48-year-old Los Angeles Unified School District administrator has been arrested for attempting to meet with a 15-year-old former student with the purpose of committing a lewd act.
During the course of the investigation, detectives with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Topanga Division learned that Robert Nagai, of Chatsworth, had an ongoing inappropriate relationship with the victim.
Nagai was an assistant principal at Hale Middle School in Woodland Hills. After he left the school in 2011, he began to work in operations at the district’s Educational Service Center West.
“We have been working with and cooperating fully with the Los Angeles Police Department since they brought these allegations to our attention late last Friday,” said Dave Holmquist, LAUSD’s general counsel. “Although we have every indication that this was an isolated incident, we have issued a notice to parents at Hale Middle School about the arrest. Our top priority is ensuring students are able to achieve academic success, which requires a safe learning environment. We are all impacted when these sorts of incidents occur.”
The suspect is currently free on $75,000 bail and was scheduled to be in court on Aug. 28.
No further details were available.
Anyone with additional information on Nagai was encouraged to contact Det. F. Avila at (818) 756-3375.