A former welding instructor at Santa Ana College has been charged with molesting a 15-year-old high school student in his class, and investigators put out a call Wednesday for the public’s help in identifying possible additional victims.

George Moreno, who is now employed by the Riverside County Office of Education as a welding instructor at Allessandro High School in Hemet, was arrested at his workplace Tuesday on a warrant charging him with four felony counts of lewd acts on a child 14 or 15, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.

Moreno, 59, of Cherry Valley, taught welding at Santa Ana College from 2007 to 2018. Santa Ana Middle College High School students were enrolled in his classes.

The alleged victim came forward to Santa Ana police in August, alleging Moreno had molested her, starting in 2015, when she was 15, prosecutors said. The woman said it happened multiple times on campus over three years, prosecutors said.

Investigators asked anyone with information to call Santa Ana police detective Gerry Corona at 714-245-8343, or email him at Gcorona@santa-ana.org. Orange County Crime Stoppers will accept anonymous tips at 855-TIP-OCCS.

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