East LA first grade teacher Martin Reyes charged with sexually assaulting 6 girls

Martin Reyes Jr., 29, a first grade teacher at Sunrise Elementary School in East Los Angeles, has been charged with sexually assaulting six female students according to the Los Angeles District Attorney

Reyes Jr. is facing 10 counts of lewd act on a child under the age of 14, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

Authorities began an investigation after a student reported on May 22 to law enforcement that Reyes had allegedly sexually abused her.

Investigators allege that Reyes sexually abused six female students enrolled in his class during a recess inside a classroom, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

Detectives with the Juvenile Division’s Abused Child Section said Monday they were seeking the public’s help to identify any other alleged victims. Please contact them immediately if you are a victim or have any information about this case

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