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A Pasadena middle-school history teacher suspected of molesting a girl was arrested Thursday.

Detectives arrested 34-year-old Michael Medina of Glendale on the campus of McKinley School on South Oak Knoll Avenue, police said.

Medina was booked for multiple lewd and lascivious acts with a minor, police said.

During the investigation, Pasadena Police Department detectives discovered evidence of child pornography and other proof that Medina sexually assaulted the 14-year-old student, Lt. Keith Gomez said in a statement.

Detectives conducted interviews, examined digital evidence, and executed search warrants at two locations, according to Gomez.

Medina was released on bond.

Anyone with further information regarding this incident was encouraged to contact Pasadena Police at 626-744-4241. For those who prefer to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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