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Diamond Bar Band Instructor Arrested on Sexual Assault Charges

Albert Anthony Morales most recently worked at Diamond Ranch High School but also formerly tutored students at Diamond Bar High.

Diamond Bar Band Instructor Arrested on Sexual Assault Charges Diamond Bar Band Instructor Arrested on Sexual Assault Charges

A 33-year-old high school assistant band instructor was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old female student.

Albert Anthony Morales was taken into custody at his home in Diamond Bar and booked on sodomy charges, said Sgt. Richard Pena of the Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau.

The assault occurred in the summer of 2006 when the victim was attending Sunny Hills High School in Fullerton, Pena said.

Morales has been tutoring band students for the past 13 years and had taught or volunteered in Los Angeles and Orange counties as a percussion teacher.

Detectives from the sheriff's Special Victims Bureau are seeking additional victims. Morales worked at Diamond Bar High School from 1998 to 2000, Sunny Hills High School from 2004 to 2009 and Diamond Ranch High School in Diamond Bar the past two years, Pena said.

Anyone with additional information on Morales was asked to call the bureau at (877) 710-5273.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The headline has been changed to reflect Mr. Morales' title.

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