Teacher suspected of molesting former student who was a minor

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TORRANCE (CNS) – A 49-year-old high school teacher was arrested today in Torrance on suspicion of sexually assaulting a former student who was a minor in 2012 when the alleged assault took place.

Kevin McElwee of San Pedro was arrested after detectives responded to South High School at 4801 Pacific Coast Highway to investigate the allegation after getting “a tip from the public,” according to Torrance Police Department Sgt. Ronald Harris.

“After detectives conducted  their preliminary investigation, the suspect was arrested at approximately 1:30 p.m.,” Harris said. “Detectives are currently reviewing evidence to potentially identify additional victims.”

McElwee is an English teacher, according to the school’s website.

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