A Simi Valley elementary school teacher was arrested this week for allegedly having sex with a young student.
A KTLA report states that 32-year-old Malia Brooks was arrested Tuesday on charges of lewd acts on a child and multiple counts of sexual assault on a child under 14 years old. The victim has not been named, and is being described only as a boy in the sixth grade.
Brooks was a 6th grade teacher at Garden Grove Elementary School in Simi Valley, California. She has two children and is divorced. Brooks’ defense attorney has claimed that she suffers from an undisclosed mental illness.
Police were notified of Brooks’ alleged conduct by the Simi Valley Unified School District back in February, and have been conducting an investigation in the months since. Brooks was placed on administrative leave at that time, but resigned from her teaching position last week. School District officials have stated they are cooperating with Simi Police in the investigation.