Update: Aide at Westlake School Charged With Lewd Act Worked at Second Local School

LAUSD officials have confirmed the man worked at both Gratts Learning Academy for Young Scholars on Lucas Avenue and the Los Angeles Academy of Arts & Enterprises.

LAPD Rampart officers were among those who arrested Jorge Dominguez at his home Thursday morning.

Dominguez, 25, was arrested and subsequently booked for one lewd act on a child. His bail was set at $100,000.

Dominguez most recently served as a part-time teacher's aide at the Gratts Elementary School, sometimes also known as the Gratts Learning Academy for Young Scholars.

According to an LAPD release, Dominguez also coached after-school sports at Gratts, and, according to the Los Angeles Times, at a second school, the Los Angeles Academy of Arts & Enterprises, in a Youth Policy Institute funded program.

The Los Angeles Academy is a charter school, authorized, but not managed by LAUSD.

Gratts is located on Lucas Street just below Third in the Westlake District.

The LAist says he worked at Gratts since 2004, but was terminated Thursday after his arrest.

The  schools will be offering crisis counseling to parents. A parents' meetings are also scheduled for Friday at both affected campuses.

LAUSD Schools Superintendent John Deasy said in a statement that he will work closely with police in the investigation.

Anyone who may have been a victim, knows of other victims or has any information about this crime is urged to call 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247) any time day or night.  Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.


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