A former Santa Ana High School science teacher was arrested Friday on suspicion of statutory rape of a teenage student, police said.

Alvar Albert Gonzalez. Photo via Santa Ana Police Department
Alvar Albert Gonzalez of Santa Ana, who’s also suspected of possessing or producing obscene matter, was being held in the city’s jail in lieu of $20,000 bail, according to Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna.

Gonzalez, 45, met the girl when she was in one of his classes as a freshman, Bertagna said.

Sometime in 2013, Gonzalez arranged to have the then-16-year-old meet him in his class during lunch, according to Bertagan. The two had sex about nine times on various occasions in the classroom on lunch breaks, Bertagna alleged.

Last year, Gonzalez allegedly kissed another teenage student, who went to authorities, Bertagna said. The teacher was put on administrative leave then.

As the incident was under investigation, school officials found allegedly inappropriate images on computers the suspect was using, which led investigators to the girl with whom he allegedly had sex, Bertagna said.

Investigators are concerned there are more alleged victims. Anyone with information that is relevant to investigators was asked to call detectives at (714) 245-8542.

— City News Service

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