3rd Mar Vista High staffer pleads guilty to sex crimes with students

Mar Vista High School

CHULA VISTA, Calif. — A 20-year-old tutor at Mar Vista High School pleaded guilty Monday to a felony charge of statutory rape for having sex with an underage student.

Alejandro Rodriguez faces up to three years in custody and possible registration as a sex offender when he is sentenced Oct. 11.

The sex between Rodriguez and the 16-year-old boy took place in February of this year, according to the criminal complaint.

Two other men who worked at the Imperial Beach school, Edward Aaron Mendoza and Martin Albert Gallegos, were also charged in separate cases with having sex with students.

Mendoza, a former football coach, pleaded guilty to having sex with a 13-year-old girl and is awaiting sentencing next month.

Gallegos, a former ROTC instructor at Mar Vista, plead guilty to sex with a student on multiple occasions.