OC Teacher Arrested On Child Pornography, Molestation Charges

(FOX 11 / AP) Orange County sheriff's officials say a high school Spanish teacher has been arrested on suspicion of molestation and possessing child pornography.Officials say 48-year-old Ezequiel Christopher Barraganwas a target of a United States Postal Service child pornography investigation. During the probe, USPS officials discovered that Barragan also allegedly engaged in sexual relations with a male minor over the last two years.

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The Aliso Viejo resident, a teacher at Dana Hills High School, was taken into custody Monday night. It wasn't immediately known if he has a lawyer.

The sheriff's department says Barragan faces several counts including lewd and lascivious conduct with a child under the age of 14 years old and possession of child pornography.

Investigators say the suspected victim was not a student at Dana Hills High.

Barragan is being held on $500,000 bail.

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