A California high school teacher was arrested and charged for allegedly having sex with an underage student for several months.
Samantha Lee Ciotta was booked on suspicion of unlawful sexual intercourse and oral copulation with a minor on Wednesday in Beaumont.
Investigators with the Beaumont Police Department say the 32-year-old Beaumont High School teacher had sexual intercourse with a student for several months, according to a news release.
The student also told authorities that they had communicated inappropriately through various messaging platforms.
Samantha Lee Ciotta (above), a California high school teacher, was arrested and charged for allegedly having sex with an underage student for several months. She was booked on suspicion of unlawful sexual intercourse and oral copulation with a minor charges
She was a teacher at Beaumont High School (file above) and has been placed on administrative leave during the police investigation. It’s unclear if the victim is a student that Ciotta taught at the school
Ciotta, who is a married mother of one, was placed on leave by the Beaumont Unified School District during the police investigation into the matter.
It’s unclear if the victim is a student that Ciotta taught at the school.
She was released from custody at the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility on Thursday after posting $150,000 bond.
A spokesperson with the Beaumont Unified School District says the district has fully cooperated with the Beaumont Police Department during this investigation.
The 32-year-old teacher started working for the district in August 2015.
Ciotta was released from custody at the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility on Thursday after posting $150,000 bond
Coitta is married and has a young son (above together). Police believe there may be other victims at the high school and are asking people to come forward
Her ‘about me’ section of the high school webpage appears to have been taken down, but according to The Press-Enterprise, it read as follows: ‘I am a new teacher for Beaumont High School and Head Coach of the BHS Cheer Team.
‘My previous years were spent teaching in the desert at La Quinta High School.
‘My husband is going through school to be a Paramedic/Firefighter. We have a 3 1/2 year old son … We love spending time together as a family and we cherish every single moment!’
Authorities believe there may be other possible victims and have asked anyone with information to call the Police Department at 951-769-8500.
Those who prefer to remain anonymous can contact the Police Department at email@example.com or at http://www.beaumontpd.org/report-a-crime.