The former LAUSD teacher charged with 15 counts of sexual abuse and lewd acts on a child may face additional charges related to an Orange County investigation.
The earlier investigation into the relations between Robert Pimentel and four youths – one from Newport Beach, three from Long Beach – was dropped because of “insufficient evidence, lack of corroboration, problems with the availability of witnesses and other evidentiary issues,” the Orange County district attorney’s office said.
But in light of Pimentel’s arrest, the case will now be forwarded to the Los Angeles County district attorney.
Susan Kang Schroeder, chief of staff for the Orange County district attorney’s office, said prosecutors in L.A. had requested that they handle “all of our charges as well as their charges.” No details of the earlier Orange County investigation were made public. LA Times, 25 Jan 2013.
Pimentel is being held on $12-million bond.