By CBSLA Staff

RIVERSIDE (CBSLA) – Mukesh Kisun, a 56-year-old Moreno Valley and a public school teacher, is out on $50,000 bail after being booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center Thursday for allegedly engaging in lewd acts upon a child under the age of 14.

Kisun’s arrest came after allegations surfaced from a female teenager that she was sexually abused by her fifth grade teacher in 2015 while attending Rosemary Kennedy Elementary school in Riverside. The alleged victim told a family member who then reported the allegations to a Riverside Police Department School Resources Officer assigned to the Alvord Unified School District.

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According to the Riverside Police Department, an extensive investigation was conducted into the allegations and, ultimately, led to Kisun’s arrest.

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“The district is aware Mukesh Kisun was arrested Thursday and will continue working law enforcement as requested,” Superintendent Dr. Allan Mucerino said in a statement. “Presently, regular classes for the district have concluded for the summer break. Mr. Kisun has not been assigned to a summer school position and the district will continue to monitor the situation to ensure that students are safe when classes resume in the fall.”

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Investigators believe that because of Kisun’s position as a teacher, there could be other victims who have not yet come forward. They are urging anyone with additional information regarding this investigation contact School Resource Officer Jason Joseph at 951-353-7960 or by email at JJoseph@RiversideCA.gov.