Posted BY: Jasmine | NwoReport

An award-winning California elementary school teacher was arrested Tuesday and charged with sexually abusing a student at the San Diego school where she taught.

Jacqueline Ma, who taught sixth grade at Lincoln Acres Elementary School, was charged with six counts of sexual misconduct, including three for oral copulation with a child under 14, and three for lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14.

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.


The San Diego Sherriff’s Department said Ma was arrested at 8 am Tuesday out of view of students. 

‘Both law enforcement and our site staff collaborated to ensure that student learning and the campus climate were not interrupted,’ the department said in a statement.

‘We can confirm that the student no longer attends our school, and we assure you that we will do everything we can to support the investigation.’

Police said Ma was arrested ‘on the allegation of having a physically inappropriate relationship with a former student.’

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.

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