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Teacher at elite Brentwood School charged with having unlawful sex with 16-year-old student

 (Los Angeles Times)
(Los Angeles Times)

A teacher at the elite Brentwood School was charged Friday with repeatedly having unlawful sex with a 16-year-old male student this summer, prosecutors said.

Aimee Palmitessa, 45, who worked for nine years at the private school, was arrested Aug. 18 after the teen reported the alleged assaults to authorities, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said. She was released on bail hours afterward.

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