Sherman Oaks: The Los Angeles Police Department, Juvenile Division, Abused Child Section is seeking the public’s help to identify additional victims after arresting a teacher at Louis Armstrong Middle School in Sherman Oaks for suspicion of child molestation.
On Tuesday, May 30, 2023, LAPD Detectives arrested 46-year-old Kareem Spann, a resident of Burbank, for 288(a) PC – Lewd Acts with a Minor under 14 years (Booking No.6614092), after receiving multiple reports from students of alleged ongoing inappropriate sexual conduct by Spann, while he was employed at Louis Armstrong Middle School. Detectives believe there are additional, unidentified victims. A photograph of Spann is being released to identify and speak with additional persons who have been victimized by Spann.
Kareem Spann was employed at the school from 2022-2023.
The investigation was presented to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office. Upon reviewing the case, the District Attorney’s Office filed the original felony charges against Kareem Spann. Bail was set at $120,000.00 and as of June 1, 2023, Spann remained in custody.
Detectives are asking anyone who may be a victim or has additional information regarding Kareem Spann 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.