A 24-year-old teacher’s aide at a Fresno special needs school is charged with sex crimes against an 11-year-old student, Fresno police reported.
Elder Jimmy Lor was arrested on Feb. 21 and is charged with three counts of lewd and lascivious acts against a minor.
Fresno police received a report early this month that an employee at Creative Alternative Solutions school inappropriately touched a student, Sgt. Daniel Macias said.
The school is a private program for students with special needs that was established in 2014. The school has two locations in Stanislaus County, one in Merced County and one in Fresno.
School officials said in a statement that administrators immediately contacted Child Protective Services and the student’s mother. Lor was placed on administrative leave.
Detectives determined Lor groomed the victim over a year by giving her sweets and candy to develop a relationship with her. After interviewing Lor, detectives arrested him, Macias said.
The school cooperated with the investigation, and Lor was “released from employment,” the statement from the school said. Lor previously passed a mandatory criminal background check and was cleared by a child abuse central index.
Lor remains in Fresno County Jail in lieu of posting $120,000 bail.
The Fresno County District Attorney’s Office filed charges against him last week. He is scheduled to be arraigned next week.