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Former North High School equipment manager accused of inappropriate sexual contact with students due in court

Posted at 8:12 AM, Jul 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-15 13:39:08-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The former North High School equipment manager accused of inappropriate sexual contact with multiple victims is due in court this week.

Edwin Rodriguez, 40, faces 11 felony and 13 misdemeanor charges for inappropriate behavior at North High School dating all the way back to 2015.

Rodriguez allegedly engaged in inappropriate behavior with both male and female students, including telling a 17-year-old male student he was "gay on the weekends," according to court documents. The Kern County District Attorney's Office told 23ABC News there were at least 10 victims in the case.

He was charged back in February. He has pled not guilty.

According to the Kern High School District, Edwin Rodriguez resigned in May. Rodriguez's wife, Josie Rodriguez, who was a cheer and instructional aide at North High, also resigned in May. She was placed on paid administrative leave on Nov. 26, 2018.

Rodriguez is due in court on Tuesday at 9 a.m.