High school music teacher pleads guilty to sex acts with student


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CHULA VISTA, Calif. — A Bonita Vista High School music teacher and band director who engaged in sex acts with one of his male students, beginning when the boy was 15, pleaded guilty Thursday to a pair of sex-related charges.

Jason Mangan, 38, faces a sentence from probation with no jail time to three years and eight months in prison at a hearing Feb. 24 after pleading guilty to oral copulation and penetration by a foreign object.

The defendant will also have to register as a sex offender for life, according to Deputy District Attorney Carolyn Matzger.

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Matzger said the sexual assaults took place between August 2010 and August 2011.

Chula Vista police became aware of the crimes earlier this year, when the now-22-year-old victim came forward with the accusations. Mangan surrendered to police in late July and immediately posted $325,000 bail.

The victim told authorities that he had been molested at the Otay Lakes Road campus on various occasions when he was 15 and again when he was 17.

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