Robert Pimentel, who taught at George de la Torre Jr. Elementary in Wilmington, is arrested by LAPD officers. He left the district before he could be fired.
By Richard Winton and Howard Blume
A former Los Angeles Unified School District teacher was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of committing lewd acts and sexually abusing 20 children and an adult, law enforcement authorities said.
Robert Pimentel, 57, who taught at George de la Torre Jr. Elementary School in Wilmington, was taken into custody by Los Angeles Police Department detectives, who had launched an investigation in March after several fourth-grade girls said they had been inappropriately touched.