Police are looking for Franklin High students who may have been sexually assaulted by a teacher who worked at the Highland Park campus for nearly a decade.
Peter Christopher Gomez, who had recently been a drama and history teacher at Bell Senior High School, was arrested over the weekend in connection with an alleged sexual assault when Gomez taught at Franklin in 1999. Gomez worked at Franklin from 1996 until 2005, according to L.A. Now.
The LAPD Northeast Division today repeated requests seeking the public’s assistance in finding other students who might have also been assaulted by Gomez, now 47. Gomez, who lives in La Habra, was arrested for a felony sexual assault and his bail was set at $950,000.
Anyone with information is asked to call Northeast Division Detectives Lina Teague or Michelle Gomez at (323) 344-5742 or 1-877-LAPD-24-7 during non-business hours. Anonymous tips can be provided by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).