A middle school English teacher seduced at least two of her students with a series of phone calls, e-mails and dinner engagements before having sexual rendezvous with them, sometimes at their homes, prosecutors said Thursday. Sarah Bench-Salorio, 28, was formally charged Thursday with 20 counts of lewd conduct with a child under 14, and special allegations lewd sexual conduct on a child and lewd acts on multiple children.
The two boys involved were 13 years old, and authorities said there may be more victims. In her court appearance in Santa Ana on Thursday, Bench-Salorio, of Orange, was brought into the courtroom in handcuffs, dressed in a blue jail suit. She was crying softly.
She did not make eye contact with her parents and relatives in the audience. They declined conduct comment. Leininger issued a restraining order, prohibiting Bench-Salorio from contacting the boys nancyvee January Bench-Salorio will be arraigned next week.
The boys, referred to as John Doe No.
Bench-Salorio is married and has three foster children, ages 5, 10 and Prosecutors said the teacher seduced the boys over a period of months, offering them dinners and luring them through phone calls and e-mails. Instead, these victims had to learn lessons they should not know about yet," said Dist. Bench-Salorio was arrested Tuesday after school let out, a day after one of the teens told his parents about the alleged relationship.
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