GLENDALE (CBSLA.com) — An instructor at a Glendale high school has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a teenage girl.
Delvon Jackson, of Los Angeles, faces two counts of sexual assault on a minor, Glendale police said.
“Everybody loved him. He was like the best instructor anyone could have. Everybody wanted to be around him,” student Gabriella Perez told CBS2/KCAL9.
The 38-year-old, who worked at Hoover High School as a Public Safety Instructor, was arrested Wednesday after allegations surfaced that he assaulted a 14-year-old girl on campus.
“The investigation has revealed that Delvon Jackson has led persons to believe he was a former police officer with the Inglewood Police Department and that may have provided him the opportunity to gain respect and trust amongst the students,” the Glendale Police Department said in a statement.
Officials say he last worked for the City of Inglewood in 2009 as a part-time parking control employee and has never held a job as a police officer with any law enforcement agency, KNX 1070’s Jon Baird said.