Tulare teacher arrested again, second accuser comes forward

Juan Javier Sanchez is being held on $740,000 bail at the Tulare County Jail.

A Tulare Union High School teacher is now back in jail facing additional sexual abuse charges -- after a second accuser has come forward.

Police arrested 44-year-old Juan Javier Sanchez on Friday at his home in Delano.

Sanchez was originally arrested in March, after police say a student accused the Spanish teacher of molesting her during school hours.

Sanchez was released four days later, after the Tulare County District Attorney chose not to file charges at the time.

Tulare Police say a second accuser says she had a sexual relationship with Sanchez in the classroom.

Sanchez is booked at the Tulare County Jail.

His charges include:

  • Lewd & Lascivious Acts with a Minor (4 counts)
  • Forcible acts of sexual penetration: Committed against the victim's will by threatening to retaliate in the future
  • Sexual battery on school property (2 counts)

Sanchez’s bail is set at $740,000.

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