ALHAMBRA – An El Monte man who works as a student aide was arrested Friday for allegedly assaulting a 13-year-old girl earlier this year.
Alhambra police Lt. Dan Rodriguez said the alleged molestation happened sometime between January and February at Garfield Elementary School, 119 W. Mclean St.
Authorities found out on Friday.
“It appears the (girl) didn’t reveal it to any school staff until today,” Rodriguez said.
School employees then notified police.
Johnny Lagunas, 20, was arrested on suspicion of child molestation. He was being held at Alhambra jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.
Rodriguez said Lagunas should be arraigned Tuesday at Alhambra Superior Court.
Police suspect Lagunas could have been involved in other similar incidents and are looking for other victims.
Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Huezo or Det. Orozco at 626-570-5151.
-From staff reports
PHOTO of Johnny Lagunas courtesy of the Alhambra Police Department.