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Thursday, February 23, 2012

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Athletic Assistant Arrested NR12092kr

Los Angeles:  A Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) employee has been arrested for an inappropriate relationship with a student.

On February 22, 2012, LAPD’s Juvenile Divisions Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) unit received information regarding an inappropriate relationship between an athletic assistant and a 16-year-old student.

They immediately conducted an investigation and discovered that the suspect, 27-year-old Jose Rosario Alvarez, worked as an Athletic Assistant at Poly Tech High School and was involved in an inappropriate sexual relationship with a female victim.  The relationship was conducted over the internet and in person to person contact.  The victim attends a school within the LAUSD, but different from the one where Alvarez worked.

Alvarez was booked for Unlawful Sex with a Minor and is being held at the Metropolitan Detention Center on $20,000 bail.

LAUSD has removed Alvarez from future contact with students pending any further proceedings by the school district.

Anyone with information related to this case is asked to contact the Juvenile Detective Division at 486-0570.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).  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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.