A second victim has been identified in additional sexual misconduct charges against former 2022 San Diego “Teacher of the Year,” Jacqueline Ma, according to a recently amended complaint.
Police initially arrested and charged the 34-year-old teacher from Lincoln Acres Elementary School in March after engaging in sexual misconduct with a 12-year-old student, according to the Times of San Diego. Now, Ma is accused of performing and attempting a lewd act upon yet another minor under the age of 14, identified as John Doe 2, in early 2020, the outlet noted.
— CBS 8 San Diego (@CBS8) July 27, 2023
At the moment, it is unclear whether John Doe 2 was a former student of Ma’s or not, but it is confirmed that one of the charged offenses allegedly occurred in a classroom, per the Times.
Ma was initially accused of grooming a student, identified as John Doe 1, through sexual acts and the exchange of illicit photographs, the outlet reported. Prosecutors described Ma’s behavior toward the teen as “obsessive, possessive, controlling and dangerous,” per the Times.
Leading to her arrest, a concerned parent suspected that her son was “possibly having an inappropriate relationship with a former teacher,” the National City Police Department stated.
When she was apprehended in March, authorities also discovered a photograph of the victim in her wallet, along with jewelry bearing his initials and love letters addressed to him in her classroom, Deputy District Attorney Drew Hart reported.
Ma is now held in custody without bail on a total of 19 felony counts. If found guilty, the former teacher could face over 150 years to life in state prison, the Times reported.
Just like a bad cop has all cases reviewed, this poor excuse for a human and his owners should have every single story he (and they) ever wrote reviewed for accuracy. Most likely, he was known inside and was their go to “reporter” to deflect.
This is why all of our main stream… https://t.co/NSKLa7485l
— General Mike Flynn (@GenFlynn) July 31, 2023
Homestead teacher confesses to having sex in classroom with 12-year-old, police say https://t.co/tYhXvnutuB
— Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) February 2, 2023
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