Teacher accused of kissing student


A math teacher at Van Nuys High School was arrested Friday after he allegedly kissed a 17-year-old student and made sexually explicit statements to her.

Police charged Iusmen Iusmen, 59, with child annoying, a misdemeanor, alleging he kissed a 12th-grader on her lips and cheeks and made inappropriate sexual remarks to her.

Iusmen was arrested about 2:20 p.m. and released after midnight Saturday after posting $20,000 bail.


Police said other students who may have been subjected to similar acts by the teacher should contact authorities.


-- Ari B. Bloomekatz