HUNTINGTON BEACH (CBSLA) — A Huntington Beach City School District employee was arrested Thursday morning on allegations of committing lewd acts with a child.
Huntington Beach police served a search warrant at the residence of 58-year-old Charles Jacques, who was taken into custody.READ MORE: List: Beach Water Warning Issued For Several LA County Beaches Near Dockweiler, El Segundo
Department officials say an investigation into Mr. Jacques was opened in March 2021, after allegations that he had engaged in lewd acts with a minor on multiple occasions. During the course of the investigation, detectives identified additional victims.READ MORE: Woman Arrested After Leading Police On Pursuit In Suspected Stolen Vehicle
While police say the victims were known to Jacques, they have not as of yet identified any Huntington Beach City School students among them.
Bail was set at $2 million for Jacques, who is facing charges of lewd acts with a minor under the age of 14, child annoyance and forced oral copulation with a minor through force or fear.MORE NEWS: Family Of Man Shot, Killed By CHP In 2020 Sues City of Long Beach, State Of California
Huntington Beach police are asking anyone with information regarding other possible victims to please contact Detective T. Emanuel at (714) 536-5977.