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Alhambra Unified teacher convicted of molesting special education students

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.

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  1. Linda Trevillian

    You should have noted in the article that Andrea Cardosa was employed in another school district, NOT the AUSD, when she allegedly committed those acts. Our citizens have the right to know that and also that the acts occurred some years ago. She was employed briefly (maybe two or three months) as an administrator at Alhambra HS, but was not in contact with students during that time.