Tulare Co teacher accused of sex assault 10 years ago

TULARE COUNTY, Calif.

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The victim is now a teenager and claims 41-year-old /*David Blancas*/ was the student's teacher when the abuse occurred. Blancas works for the Monson Sultana School District and is on paid leave. Students went home with letters for their parents -- although the abuse did not happen at the school.

"This is a safe place for their kids to come, we are taking steps," said Superintendent, Roy Woods. "He has been arrested, he is not here and does not pose a threat to anybody."

The school district is launching its own investigation. If convicted, Blancas will likely have to register as a sex offender.

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