Friday, February 21, 2014
Sexual Assault Suspect Arrested NR14075rh
Investigators Seeking Possible Additional Victims
Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department and Northeast Area-Sexual Assault Detail detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating additional students who may have been victims of a teacher who was arrested for sexual assault.
On February 21, 2014, around 4:30 p.m., detectives from Northeast Area-Sexual Assault Detail arrested 47-year-old, Peter Christopher Gomez, a resident of La Habra, for felony sexual assault in the 4300 block of Bell Avenue, in the City of Bell.
The alleged sexual assaults occurred in 1999 when he was a teacher at Benjamin Franklin High School in Highland Park. Gomez is currently a Drama and History teacher at Bell Senior High School.
A warrant was issued for his arrest. His bail has been set for $950,000.00.
Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to contact Detectives Lina Teague or Michelle Gomez at Northeast Division, Sexual Assault Detail at (323) 344-5742. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.