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Friday, September 15, 2006

Media Relations

School Employee Arrested for Sexual Assault

Los Angeles: An employee of Sylmar High School was arrested for sexual assault in the Sylmar area of Los Angeles.

On September 14th around 1:00 p.m., 27-year-old Eduardo Colocho was arrested for sexual assault. It was alleged he assaulted children while working as an educational aid and assistant coach at Sylmar High School.

Colocho has been employed at the school for the past seven years. The investigation is ongoing and will focus on the possibility there are multiple victims.

Colocho is being held on a $1,100,000 bail at Van Nuys Jail.

Detectives are interviewing witnesses and have reason to believe there may be other victims.

Anyone with information is asked to call Juvenile Division at 213-847-5358. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).

The identities of all callers will remain anonymous.