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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

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Teacher Arrested for Sexual Abuse of 15-year-old NR15249jk

Los Angeles: Teacher from San Pedro High School arrested for sexually abusing her 15-year-old student.

In February 2015, 28-year-old Michelle Yeh assumed a temporary teaching assignment in the Science Department where the minor was a student in one of her classes. At the close of the 2015 school year, Yeh reached out to the victim and arranged private meetings. In July of 2015, the minor disclosed that Yeh sexually abused him on several occasions.

On July 17, 2015, Yeh was arrested and released on $100,000.00 bail. The investigation is still ongoing and detectives believe there may be other cases of unreported sexual abuse with other students. Yeh has held multiple temporary teaching assignments in the surrounding area and also provided tutoring online, allowing her contact with other minors. Anyone with further information is encouraged to come forward.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor Area, Detective Division, Sex Crimes Investigation Unit (310) 726-7915. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.