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Former Elementary School Teacher Sentenced for Child Molestation

Jose Cruz Martinez, 54, has been sentenced for lewd acts upon a child and molestation, reports the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office.

Martinez, a former Rowland Heights Elementary School teacher, was convicted of four acts of lewd acts on a child under the age of 14 and one misdemeanor account of child molestation. He molested a total of five girls, aged 7 to 8, on the Rowland Elementary campus between August 2014 and June 2015 and August 2017 and August 2018. 

Martinez has been sentenced to five years in state prison.

The case was prosecuted by District Attorney Michelle Graves.