HACIENDA HEIGHTS (CBSLA.com) — Authorities have accused a Los Altos High School chemistry teacher of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said David Park, 37, of Chino Hills was involved with the unidentified student last year.READ MORE: Public Health Officials Lift Warnings For Certain LA County Beaches
Park was charged with three felony counts of lewd act upon a child.
Park is expected to be arraigned March 9 at the Los Angeles County Superior Court in Pomona. Bail was set at $150,000.
Prosecutors said at the time of the alleged relationship, Park worked at Los Altos High School in Hacienda Heights.READ MORE: Fourth Officer Who Responded To January 6 Attack Dies By Apparent Suicide
Authorities were alerted by a school official that Park may have been having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl, prosecutors said.
The criminal complaint alleges that the defendant had sexual interactions with the teen between September and November 2014.
If convicted as charged, the defendant faces a maximum sentence of four years and four months in state prison. Additionally, he would have to register as a sex offender for life.MORE NEWS: 'People On This Block Are Hurting': More Allegations Pinned On LAPD In Aftermath Of South LA Fireworks Explosion
The case is being investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.