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August 11, 2015: Former Teacher Charged with Unlawful Sex with Students

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A former substitute teacher at San Pedro High School is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday on multiple charges of unlawful sex with two minors, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced today.

Michelle Yeh (dob 8/22/86) is scheduled to be arraigned after 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Long Beach Branch of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Department S01. Prosecutors will ask that her bail be set at $250,000.

Deputy District Attorney Bob Hight with the Sex Crimes Division is prosecuting the case.

Yeh was charged today in case NA102335 with four counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor under 16, two counts of oral copulation of a minor under 16, two counts of lewd act on a child 15 years of age, all felonies involving two male victims. In addition, she is charged with three misdemeanor counts of child molesting or sexual annoyance involving two additional male victims.

Yeh, who became a permanent substitute teacher in February, allegedly pursued relationships with several students that included buying them gifts, taking one to Disneyland and meeting another at a hotel.

If convicted, Yeh, who is no longer a teacher, faces up to nine years, eight months in state prison.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department.

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