Delano man arrested for sexual abuse at Tulare high school

Teacher accused of sexually abusing student
Posted at 5:01 PM, Mar 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-16 20:01:55-04
A Delano man has been arrested by Tulare police, for allegedly sexually abusing a student at Tulare Union High School.

Police learned that 44-year-old Juan Javier Sanchez, who lives in Delano and teaches at Tulare Union High, was having inappropriate relations with a student.

Tulare Police received a call on Wednesday from Tulare Joint High School District Office about a possible molestation case. 

Sanchez has been a Spanish instructor at Tulare Union High School for the past seven years.

Police said Sanchez was arrested Thursday and booked into the Tulare County Main Jail.

Sanchez was charged with forcible acts of sexual penetration and sexual battery.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is urged to call the Tulare Police Department.