Authorities arrested a Santa Ana-based teacher's aide on Tuesday after he allegedly showed a lewd photo to three underage female students.
Marvin Elias, 21, was sitting in his vehicle, a white Toyota Camry, near 1400 South Rene Drive on Tuesday at around 3 p.m. when he called out to three juveniles walking by.
"When the victims approached, Elias showed them his cell phone depicting a lewd photograph," Santa Ana Police Department said in a news release. "The victims immediately left the area and reported the incident to the police."
While investigating, it was determined that Elias was a teacher's aide at McFadden Intermediate School. He has worked at the school since May 2022.
He was arrested and booked for depicting harmful matter to a minor and for child annoyance related charges. His bail was set at $20,000.
Due to the nature of the incident, detectives believe that there may be additional victims.
Anyone with additional information was asked to contact Detective Jorge Garcia at (714) 245-8732.
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