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.
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.
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.