Former OC middle school teacher David Bruce arrested on child molestation charges

ANAHEIM, Calif. (KABC) -- Anaheim police on Tuesday arrested a retired middle school teacher on child molestation and child pornography charges.

Officers arrested 65-year-old David Bruce at his home in unincorporated Anaheim and also searched the residence, according to a news release issued by the Anaheim Police Department.

Bruce, a drama teacher at Sycamore Junior High School from 1981 to 2010, was booked on two counts of child molestation and one count of possession of child pornography, police said.

He was released after posting $100,000 bail.

Police also said two alleged victims, who are now adults, have been identified and that the alleged crimes occurred while the individuals were students at Sycamore Junior High School.

According to investigators, Bruce worked as a substitute teacher through 2013.

Anyone with information about the case or possible additional victims is asked to call 714-765-1972 or Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS. Tips can also be emailed via
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