Long Beach Teacher John Gunde Charged With Having Sex With Teen

John William Gunde, 46,a teacher at a high school in Long Beach has been arrested on allegations he carried on a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl. He taught social studies at Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo High School Gunde was arrested in December 2020 on charges of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, according to Buena Park police.

According to police, between October and December, Gunde had a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl he met on an online messaging platform. Police did not confirm if the victim was a student at the school.

Buena Park police were informed of the criminal behavior on Dec. 13 and arrested Gunde following an investigation.

Investigators are asking anyone with information on the case to call them at 714-562-3901.

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