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Downey teacher charged with having sex with student
Downey teacher charged with having sex with student

A Downey High School teacher and coach was charged Tuesday with 15 felony counts involving unlawful sexual acts with a female student at the school, officials said. Brandon Hitchcock, 30, who also serves as Downey High's girls soccer coach, was arrested Friday in connection with allegations he had a sexual relationship with a student when she was a junior and senior. Hitchcock was charged Tuesday with 10 counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor and five counts of oral copulation of the minor, said Sarah Ardalani, a district attorney's spokeswoman. She said the alleged sexual acts occurred this year between March and October. Downey police began investigating...

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