Simi Valley Elementary School Teacher Malia Brooks Accused of Illicit Relationship with Boy Under Age 14
A former Southern California elementary school teacher has been arrested and accused of having an illicit sexual relationship with a student under the age of 14.
KTLA reports that Malia Brooks, a 32-year-old mother of two, turned herself in to police in Simi Valley on Tuesday afternoon. Brooks, a former sixth grade teacher at Garden Grove Elementary School, was wanted on suspicion of inappropriate sexual conduct with child who is a student at the school. His age has been listed as “under 14.”
Brooks has been charged with suspicion of one count of lewd acts on a child, as well as four other sexual offenses. Mail Online reports that the other charges against Brooks include three counts of genital penetration by a foreign object and one count of oral copulation. She is being held on $2 million bail.
“Although a suspect has been arrested, the information is limited in the interest of the victim, his family and the integrity of this investigation,” a police source told reporters on Tuesday.
Brooks has also been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation.
Parents of Garden Grove students reacted with shock and anger to Brooks’ arrest and the allegations against her.
“My daughter has a good relationship with that teacher and I still don’t believe it,” one parent told KTLA.