An Alhambra Unified School District teacher on compulsory leave was convicted Tuesday of molesting four students at Repetto Elementary School. Jose Jesus Mosqueda, 44, pleaded guilty to three counts of lewd acts upon a child and one count of continuous sexual abuse, the Pasadena Star-News reports.
Mosqueda sexually abused at least four special education girls at Repetto between September 2008 and October 2011, according to the Star-News. He will be sentenced on Sept. 5 and is expected to receive 16 years in state prison. Mosqueda will also be required to register as a sex offender for life.
Two other former AUSD employees were charged with sexual abuse this year. Garfield Elementary teacher Jeffrey Yoshitake pleaded not guilty May 5 to five counts of lewd acts upon a child after allegedly having a sexual relationship with a former student. Andrea Cardosa, a former assistant principal at Alhambra High School, pleaded not guilty April 18 to 16 felony counts of sexual assault and lewd acts on a child.