Union City teacher arrested for lewd acts

April 4, 2009 2:00:33 PM PDT
A female teacher at Union City's Cesar Chavez Middle School has been arrested and charged for allegedly committing lewd acts with a 13-year-old male student, police said today.

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Anna Kristina Baeta, 38, was arrested after New Haven Unified School District administrators notified police Tuesday that a teacher allegedly had contact that was "sexual in nature" with a student, according to police.

The Alameda County District Attorney's Office charged Baeta with multiple counts of lewd acts Thursday, police said.

The New Haven Unified School District issued a statement today saying district officials immediately notified police after the family of the alleged victim expressed concerns.

The teacher has been placed on administrative leave and has not been in contact with students since the investigation began, according to the school district.

Police said there is no evidence to indicate there are other victims, but anyone with information is asked to call Detective Michael Ward at (510) 471-1365 or call the tip line at (510) 675-5207.

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