Teacher at Chula Vista school faces sexual misconduct charges

Teacher works at Olympian High School

SAN DIEGO - A South Bay teacher was arrested this week on sex charges involving a minor, according to authorities.

The San Diego County District Attorney's Office said the special education teacher, identified as 37-year-old Loren McDonald, was arrested Monday by San Diego police officers at Olympian High School in Chula Vista, where he teaches.

Manny Rubio of the Sweetwater Unified High School District said the alleged crimes did not occur on school property or involve any Olympian students.

A spokeswoman for the San Diego County District Attorney's Office told 10News McDonald was charged with two felony counts of oral copulation/sexual penetration with a child 10 years or  younger, five felony counts of lewd acts upon a child and one felony count of attempting to dissuade a witness from reporting a crime.

10News learned McDonald was arraigned on Wednesday and pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Bail for McDonald, who was placed on paid leave, was set at $2 million.

Parents of students who were in direct contact with the teacher were notified directly, 10News Joe Little learned.

However, other students on campus were not notified.

His next court hearing is scheduled for May 16.

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