Kristen Michelle Roush, a 34-year-old eighth grade teacher at La Paz Intermediate School in Mission Viejo was arrested at her Aliso Viejo home Friday for an alleged inappropriate relationship with a male juvenile student.
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A statement from the Orange County Sheriff's Department indicates the boy's parents tipped them off about being concerned with Roush's relationship with their son. The month-long investigation that followed involved interviews with several witnesses and evidence obtained from the cell phones of the teacher and student, says Lt. Jeff Hallock, the sheriff's spokesman.
Roush was booked on suspicion of lewd and lascivious acts with a child and held in Orange County Jail Friday on $50,000 bail. She is scheduled to appear in court this morning.
But the investigation continues, and anyone with relevant information is asked to call the Orange County Sheriff's Department at 714.647.7000. Anonymous tips may be left with Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855.847.6227 (855-TIP-OCCS) or via occrimestoppers.org.