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Fullerton Junior High Teacher Charged With Sexually Assaulting 3 Students

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FULLERTON (CBSLA.com) — A 28-year-old math teacher at a Fullerton junior high school was charged Tuesday with sexually assaulting three male students.

Melissa Nicole Lindgren, of La Mirada, was charged with five counts of lewd acts on a child, two counts of lewd acts on a child younger than 14 and three counts of distributing pornography to a minor, all felonies.

Lindgren, who is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday, faces a sentencing enhancement for lewd acts on multiple children, according to Deputy District Attorney Cynthia Nichols.

Lindgren allegedly met the three boys, ages 13 to 15, at Nicolas Junior High School.

Lindgren is accused of sending sexual texts and phone messages to the alleged victims during the 2012-13 and 2013-14 school years.

Lindgren inappropriately touched two boys in a classroom and the third one in a car, Nichols said.

If convicted, Lindgren faces up to 16 years and four months in prison.

(©2014 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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