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Former Alhambra Unified teacher sentenced on molestation charges

A former Alhambra Unified School District teacher was sentenced Friday to 16 years in prison for molesting four students, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports.

Jose Jesus Mosqueda, 45, pleaded guilty in July to three counts of committing lewd acts on a child and one count of continuous sexual abuse of a child. The former special education teacher at Repetto Elementary School sexually abused girls in fourth grade between 2008 and 2011, according to the Tribune.

Two other Alhambra Unified employees face sexual abuse charges. Garfield Elementary School teacher Jeffery Yoshitake is charged with five counts of committing lewd acts on a child for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a former student. Yoshitake will appear Sept. 23 in Alhambra Superior Court for a preliminary hearing, according to the Tribune.

Former Alhambra High School Assistant Principal Andrea Cardosa is accused of 16 counts of sexual assault and lewd acts upon a child for allegedly sexually abusing two students in the Riverside Unified and Val Verde Unified school districts. Cardosa is scheduled for a felony settlement conference Oct. 22 in Riverside Superior Court, according to the Tribune.

Read the full story from the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.

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