Married California ‘Teacher of the Year’ Jacqueline Ma is being accused of s*xually assaulting a student. According to reports, she also kept “trinkets with his initials, love letters stashed in her classroom and a picture of him in her wallet” via the Daily Mail;
Jacqueline Ma, 34, a sixth-grade teacher at Lincoln Acres Elementary School in National City was arrested twice in a week on multiple charges in connection to her alleged relationship with the pre-teen, now 13.
Ma has pleaded not guilty to all charges and her defense lawyer argued for her to be released on bond, but the judge sided with the prosecution and remanded her to Las Colinas Women’s Detention Center in Santee without bail.
Investigators told Fox News that as part of damning evidence mounting against the ‘San Diego County Teacher of the Year’ they also found text exchanges in which Ma became frustrated with the victim when he didn’t message back quick enough, as well as explicit images.
Ma is accused of also coercing the victim to send videos back to her and is alleged to have been ‘grooming him, giving him gifts, helping him with school and praising him’ to maintain a relationship with the child for months and ‘even more than a year,’ Drew Hart, deputy district attorney for San Diego County said.
‘Our community learned that Jacqueline Ma, a teacher at Lincoln Acres Elementary School, was re-arrested by law enforcement as their continued investigation into allegations of inappropriate conduct with minors secured additional information to press felony charges,’ Brady said.
Ma has been placed on leave and ‘will not be returning to the campus,’ Brady added.
‘While this entire situation is indeed deeply troubling, we appreciate that law enforcement is dedicating resources to secure the facts and keeping our school district and community informed of their progress,’ the superintendent said.
‘I am grateful to our entire school community for facing this situation with a shared commitment to do all that we can to maintain our children’s education without interruption.’
Ma faces 29 years in state prison if convicted on all charges, according to prosecutors.
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