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District issues no comment on acquitted teacher's status

July 06, 2011

An administrator with the Anaheim Union High School District has declined comment on the future status of Christopher John Ontiveros, an Oxford Academy teacher who was acquitted two days earlier of sexual acts with a female student.

"The district cannot comment any further on the employee because of his right to confidentiality, so we really can't discuss his employment at this time," said Russell Lee-Sung, the district's assistant superintendent of human resources.

Ontiveros was accused of sending a 17-year-old female student sexual text messages, making unsolicited sexual advances and sexually assaulting the girl in his classroom and car. A jury found him not guilty Monday due to lack of evidence that the relationship took place, defense attorney David Cohn said.

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—Michael Miller

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