NEWS, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contacts: Lt. Jeff Hallock, 714.904.7042, JHallock@ocsd.org/Emily Osterberg, 714.647.1840, EOsterberg@ocsd.org
Teacher Arrested for Lewd and Lascivious Acts with Child Student
MISSION VIEJO, Calif. – (October 24, 2014) – On Friday, October 24, 2014, Orange County Sheriff’s investigators arrested Kristen Roush, 34, Aliso Viejo, following a several month long investigation involving an inappropriate relationship she had with a male juvenile student. Roush, an eighth grade teacher at La Paz Intermediate School (Mission Viejo), was arrested at her residence in the city of Aliso Viejo.
In July 2014, Orange County Sheriff’s Department investigators were contacted after the male juvenile victim’s parents became concerned over what they perceived as an inappropriate relationship between their juvenile son and Roush. Several witnesses were interviewed and evidence was obtained from both the victim and teacher’s cell phone. Based on information obtained from various methods of communication, investigators believe Roush had an inappropriate relationship with the student victim.
Roush was arrested for lewd and lascivious acts with a child and booked into Orange County Jail. She is being held on $50K bail and is expected to appear in court on Monday, October 27, 2014.
Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Orange County Sheriff’s Department at (714) 647-7000. Anonymous tips may also be submitted to Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS (855-847-6227) or at occrimestoppers.org.
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