Foothill High School band teacher arrested on charges of child molestation www.privateofficer.com
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. April 14 2012– A band teacher at Foothill High School has been arrested on charges of child molestation.
Police say Luke Youngs, 34, is facing charges of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14 and continuous sexual abuse of a child.
Court documents show that Youngs’ victim reported he had touched her seven times. She said the contact started when she was 9 years old.
Youngs admitted to touching the victim inappropriately for sexual gratification on more than three times over a three-year period, which ended in February. Youngs was arrested last Friday evening.
He’s being held on $150,000 bail.
The Kern High School District spokesperson said Youngs joined the staff in August 2008 as the band teacher for Foothill High School, and has worked for no other school since then.
Youngs was required to undergo an FBI and Department of Justice background check before he was hired and those checks did not present any indication of previous arrests.
Given the nature of the charges, Youngs is on unpaid leave from Foothill High School.