Escondido, CA – Police arrested a high school teacher Friday after a student reported that he had repeatedly molested her several years ago.

The 19-year-old girl reported that she began a relationship with her 35-year-old teacher, Mario Humerez, while attending Valley High School in September 2007 when she was 16 years old, and it lasted for approximately 16 months.

She told police Humerez molested her on two separate occasions. She said he molested her once in 2008 with his hand in a classroom while other students watched a movie. The second molestation took place in early 2009 and involved oral copulation.

Police arrested Humerez as his was on his way to meet with the victim and booked him into the Vista Detention Facility.

Anyone with additional information about this crime is asked to contact Det. Julie Barnes at 760-839-4758.