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Valencia teacher accused of inappropriate contact with student

Valencia teacher accused of inappropriate contact with student
Carl Astrera is accused of engaging in the inappropriate behavior with a student at a Valenica Christian school. (Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department)

A 35-year-old teacher at a Valencia Christian school was charged Wednesday on suspicion of inappropriate contact with a student, authorities said.

Carl Astrera is accused of engaging in the inappropriate behavior during the last 18 months at Legacy Christian Academy, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. The school has students from kindergarten throughout 8th grade, according to its website.

Detectives launched an investigation on Feb. 28.  Prosecutors charged Astrera Wednesday with one count of annoying/molesting a child, according to the department.

"Detectives believe there may be additional victims," department officials said in a statement. Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (877) 710-5273.

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