Assistant Band Instructor Charged with Sexual Assault

Diamond Bar resident Albert Anthony Morales, 33, faces six felony counts for the alleged assault of a 16-year-old girl.

A former assistant band instructor who once coached students at Diamond Bar and Diamond Ranch high schools is facing six felony counts for the alleged sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl.

Albert Anthony Morales, 33, was arrested Tuesday at his Diamond Bar home.  Morales allegedly sexually assaulted the victim in the summer of 2006, when the then teen was a student at Sunny Hills High School in Fullerton, authorities said.

The defendant faces two counts of oral copulation of an unconscious person, two of sexual penatration by a foreign object, one of sodomy of an unconscious victim, and one of oral copulation of a person under the age of 18, said Sandi Robbins, a Los Angeles County District Attorney spokeswoman.

Morales was formally charged in Pomona Superior Court.  He appeared for an arraignment, where he was expected to enter a plea, but that was postponed until March 1, Robbins said.

Morales tutored band students, specifically working as a percussion instructor, for the past 13 years, according the the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.  He has taught or volunteered in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas, including stints at Diamond Ranch High from 2012-2013, Sunny Hills High from 2004 to 2009, and Diamond Bar High from 1998 to 2000, authorities said.

His bail has been set at $550,000.

Detectives are asking for the public's assistance in identifying any possible additional victims during Morales' tenure as a band instructor.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Special Victims Bureau at 877-710-5273.





notsomuch February 08, 2013 at 03:57 PM
sick....jus like mr andrews....sick
Nisha February 08, 2013 at 06:17 PM
Not only was this individual a sexual predator he was also a sexual deviant. My vote is that he is castrated and imprisoned without any chance of parole to ever harm anyone else again.
William February 19, 2013 at 04:45 AM
None of you know this person, you can't judge him. Remember being accused and being convicted are two different words. I'd look them up. Newspapers and media take things out of proportion. It's a story and there trying to make money off of it. Is it something to be aware of, sure. However, we can't just kill a guy or castrate people just because you think it's right, because its not. It's inhumane. The justice system is messed up but if it was one of your love ones that did this, I am sure you would have gotten the best deal for them. Just because the cops said they found evidence or found victims doesn't mean that there going to be reliable witnesses, nor the evidence that they gathered up my not be sufficient. People who molest others was more than likely molested themselves or sexually abused. It does happen to everyone in their lifetime. It is a disease that is really hard to get rid of. Otherwise, one will go down a deep hole of depression, anxiety and post traumatic-stress. I am not saying the circumstances that he is accused is right, it is wrong but judging others and making acquisitions is also wrong. I suggest some of you check yourself before you reck yourself.
Cheli March 01, 2013 at 03:44 AM
This person is not just a sexual predator, but also a physical abuser.
Sarah B April 04, 2013 at 05:18 PM
@WILLIAM so he was convicted! sentence is 3 years. feel the same now after your above senseless comment??? and by the way, we are human....we can judge all we want, obviously the best of the best attorney didn't cut it this time huh!!!?


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