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Laguna Hills teacher charged with student sex

David Araya, 57, is facing prosecution for allegedly having sex with one of his students for nearly a year. The former Laguna Hills High School Spanish teacher is charged with five counts involving alleged sex acts with a minor. (The Orange County Sheriff's Department)

January 4, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
A former teacher at Laguna Hills High School is accused of having sex with a student for nearly a year.Many of the sexual encounters allegedly took place in his classroom.

David Araya, 57, is charged with five counts involving alleged sex acts with a minor.

He retired immediately after investigators contacted him in July.

The Orange County Sheriff's Department began an investigation after the mother of a 16-year-old girl found Araya and her daughter exchanging sexual messages through Facebook.

Araya was arrested December 21 and faces arraignment January 19.