Ted Nishihara, Tutor and Substitute Teacher, Makes Grade for Week's Ugliest Police Mugshot

As one who took many bad yearbook photos, I feel for Ted Nishihara having to look back at this booking photo that has been splashed all over the teevees, interwebs and fish wraps. However, there is no room for sympathy when choosing the Ugliest Police Mugshot of the Week, so the substitute teacher takes the . . . um . . . honors?

There's no sympathy for him if he's guilty of what he's accused of: touching a girl in a sexual way during a middle-school class.

The incident that got Nishihara popped happened March 2 at Los Coyotes Middle School in La Mirada, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Investigators say they are interviewing other possible victims of the 29-year-old, who also subbed at schools in Garden Grove and Norwalk and tutored at ABC Unified and SCORE! Education Center.

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Nishihara pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor child molestation at his arraignment Wednesday. He's due back in court March 28.

According to his Facebook page, he has taken at least one not-so-ugly photo:

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