Sherman Oaks: The Los Angeles Police Department, Juvenile Division, Abused Child Section is seeking the public’s help after arresting a teacher at Ivy Bound Academy in Sherman Oaks for suspicion of child molestation.
On March 15, 2022, LAPD Detectives arrested Samantha Arizabal, after receiving a report of alleged ongoing inappropriate sexual conduct while she was employed at Ivy Bound Academy School.
Samantha Arizabal has been employed at the school since 2020.
The investigation was presented to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office. Upon reviewing the case the District Attorney’s Office filed multiple felony charges against Samantha Arizabal.
Detectives are asking anyone who may be a victim or has additional information regarding Samantha Arizabal to contact Juvenile Division Detectives at (818) 374-5415. 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 the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu. Tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.