Photo by Alexander Nguyen
Photo by Alexander Nguyen

A teacher at Arroyo High School in El Monte was in custody Wednesday for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a female student, police said.

Richard Paul Daniels, 55, of Rancho Cucamonga was booked on suspicion of various crimes, including lewd acts on a minor, El Monte police Sgt. Richard Luna said.

Daniels, who was arrested on Tuesday, was being held on $1.75 million bail. He’s expected to be arraigned Thursday at the Pomona courthouse.

On Tuesday, El Monte police were notified by high school administrators of “an allegation of inappropriate contact between a female student and a male teacher,” Luna said.

“An investigation occurred, and it was determined that over the last six months, the teacher had a sexual relationship with the student,” the sergeant said.

The age of the student, who lives in El Monte, was not disclosed.

Anyone with information relevant to the case was urged to call police at (626) 580-2109, or via email at .

 City News Service 

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