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Former Jordan High Teacher Charged with Sexually Assaulting a 13-year-old Girl



Former Jordan High School teacher has been charged with committing a lewd act with a 13-year-old girl, the L.A County District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday.


Details:

Mark Anthony Santo, age 51, faces one count of lewd acts upon a child under the age of 14. Santo has been accused of sexually assaulting a family friend at his house says the D.A's office.

  • The LB Post reported that Santo is currently teaching as an adjunct at a community college district in Orange County.

  • Santo pleaded not guilty to the charge and is scheduled to return to court on June 30.

  • Bail is currently set at $100,000. Santo faces a possible maximum sentence of eight years in state prison.

Background:

In court documents, investigators allegedly discovered an array of sexually abusive behavior by Santo.

  • In 2013, Santo was reportedly disciplined for liking female students’ photos on Instagram.

  • In 2018, Santo was accused of sending inappropriate photos of himself to a female student

  • The same student told law enforcement that, allegedly, Santo attempted to kiss and undress her in a Jordan High classroom, and in February 2018, Santo allegedly forced oral sex on her while she was at his home.