Child molestation charges against Valencia teacher dropped

VALENCIA, Calif.

Carl Astrera, 35, who taught at Legacy Christian Academy, was arrested on March 26 for allegedly engaging in inappropriate behavior with an 11-year-old boy at the school.

Astrera had expected to make a plea at his preliminary arraignment Wednesday, when the deputy district attorney moved to dismiss the case.

Many parents had been supportive of the teacher, even rallying with T-shirts that read "#Truthwillprevail."

School officials released a statement that said they had no reason to believe Astrera did anything wrong.

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