Cali Elementary ‘Teacher Of The Year’ Charged With Sexual Abuse Of Former Student Under Age 14

Written by K. Walker on March 8, 2023

The award-winning teacher faces six counts of sexual misconduct — three for oral copulation with a child under 14, and three for lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14.

Jacqueline Ma, 34, a sixth-grade teacher in San Diego’s National City School District, was arrested on Tuesday morning “on the allegation of having a physically inappropriate relationship with a former student,” according to police.

Local NBC affiliate station KNSD reports:

An award-winning elementary school teacher in San Diego’s South Bay was arrested Tuesday on child sex abuse charges, according to the National City School District.
Jacqueline Ma, a 6th-grade teacher at Lincoln Acres Elementary School, faces three counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14, and three counts of oral copulation with a child under 14, according to San Diego County Sheriff’s Department records.
Ma, 34, was booked at the Las Colinas Detention and Reentry Facility, according to the sheriff’s department.
Source: KNSD News 7

The 34-year-old was one of five San Diego teachers selected as 'Teachers of the Year' in 2022. According to her LinkedIn page, she had worked at the school since 2013.
It is believed there was only one victim of Ma's predation. Police said the student no longer attended the school where Ma taught, and it remains unclear how the abuse came to light...
...Ma was sent to the Las Colinas Detention and Reentry Facility after her arrest, where she was booked on $100,000 bond.
She is due in court on March 9.
Source: Daily Mail

A statement Ma made when she was selected as one of the five 2022/2023 Teachers of the Year looks pretty creepy in light of her arrest -- Ma told Cox, that she "considers the relationships she maintains with her students her greatest accomplishments."

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1. Avitabile, Rafael. "Award-Winning National City Teacher Arrested on Suspicion of Child Sex Abuse." KNSD News 7 San Diego. March 7, 2023.

2. Oliveira, Alex. "San Diego elementary school 'teacher of the year', 34, is charged with sexually abusing child under the age of 14." Daily Mail. March 8, 2023.

3. "Congratulations 2022-23 County Teachers of the Year" Salute To Teachers SD.

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