Mendota School District employee arrested for sexual relationship with teenage boy

MENDOTA, Calif. (KFSN) -- Mendota police have arrested Veronica Lopez, 42, for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy.

Lopez is from Firebaugh and was taken into custody on Wednesday. She faces multiple felony counts, including sexual intercourse and oral copulation.

Authorities say Lopez was a teacher's aide for Mendota School District at the time of the alleged crime. Investigators tell us Lopez offered a full confession during the investigation.

Anyone with information or if they feel they've been victimized are asked to contact authorities at 559-655-9120.
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