By Ruby Gonzales, Staff Writer
A Los Altos High School chemistry teacher was charged Wednesday for allegedly having sex with a 15-year-old student.
District Attorney spokeswoman Sarah Ardalani said three felony counts of lewd acts upon a child were filed against David Park, 37, of Chino Hills.
Investigators alleged he molested the girl after school in a classroom and at his home from September to November 2014.
Wearing a gray T-shirt and with his hands handcuffed behind his back, Park appeared Tuesday afternoon at Pomona Superior Court for an arraignment which was continued to March 9.
Park’s bail was $1 million after deputies arrested him Monday night. The bail for the charges filed is $75,000.
“I think it requires a deviation from $75,000 just for protection of the community,” Commissioner Wade Olson said.
He set bail at $150,000. Olson said if Park is released on bail, he must have no contact with the victim. He reminded Park that there is a protective order.
Park’s father and another relative attended the arraignment. They declined comment.
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