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Former San Luis High School teacher arrested and charged with sexual abuse of a minor

Ivan Martinez
Yuma County Sheriff's Office
Ivan Martinez

A former San Luis High School teacher has been arrested after police say he sexually abused a minor.

Ivan Martinez, 25, was booked into the Yuma County Detention Center. Martinez's charges include aggravated luring of a minor for sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, sexual conduct with a minor-sodomy and sexual exploitation of a minor.

Martinez's bond was set at $250,000. He was awaiting a court date as of Tuesday morning.

A spokesman for the Yuma Union High School District said officials there are aware of the charges against Martinez. He is no longer employed by the district.

Martinez has not been in the classroom since mid-December when YUHSD went on winter break. He was terminated at the Jan. 10 school board meeting.

YUHSD officials said they have no further information at this time as it is an active criminal case.

Victor is originally from West Sacramento, California and has lived in Arizona for more than five years. He began his print journalism career in 2004 following his graduation from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Victor has been a reporter for the following daily newspapers: The Monterey County Herald, The Salinas Californian and the Reno Gazette-Journal, where he covered stories including agriculture, education and Latino community news. Victor has also served as a local editor for Patch, a national news organization with hyperlocal websites, in Carmichael, California in the Sacramento area. He also served as the editor for The New Vision, the newspaper for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson, which includes Yuma and La Paz counties. Victor lives in Somerton. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends and following most sports.
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