Police: Liberty High teacher admits to kissing student
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) —
Court documents obtained from the Bakersfield Police Department show that Liberty High math teacher Jeff Hicks admitted to kissing his 16-year-old student at his home.
The victim told police she was a teaching assistant in Hicks' class and that they communicated on social media away from school for weeks.
She went to his home Nov. 4, at his request.
She told police he kissed her on her mouth and neck and rubbed himself against her.
BPD requested charges of annoying or molesting a child and sexual battery. The court documents show he has been charged with annoying or molesting a child, which is a misdemeanor.
Hicks is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.
The Kern High School District issued a statement Monday about Hicks.
The allegations against Mr. Hicks are deeply disturbing and absolutely do not reflect the values of the Kern High School District. Once we learned of the allegations, Mr. Hicks was placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. The Kern High School District is committed to the safety and well-being of our students and staff, and will continue to fully cooperate with law enforcement as this matter continues.