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Compton teacher charged with child sex abuse

May 11, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Compton High School math teacher has been charged with the alleged sexual abuse of three female students. Prosecutors say Nicolei Hurtado Ocana was charged Monday with multiple felonies, including lewd act upon a child and contact with a minor for a sexual offense. He's also charged with misdemeanor child molestation.

Prosecutors say the alleged assaults took place on the Compton High School campus between Sept. 1, 2008, and April 21, 2010. One of the alleged victims was 15 at the time and the two others were 16.

The 28-year-old Ocana is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Compton Superior Court. He's being held on $390,000 bail.

Ocana faces up to six years in prison if convicted of all counts.