POMONA — A male elementary school teacher accused of fondling fourth-grade girls during class surrendered to authorities Wednesday afternoon.
Olin Marion Ivey, 47, was charged with touching eight girls between the ages of 7 and 11 at Kingsley Elementary School in Pomona.
The girls told Pomona detectives that Ivey began fondling them last September, but police said in their report of the investigation that Ivey had been warned in the past about touching students. Ivey, a Montclair resident who has taught at Kingsley for three years, was released on his own recognizance by Pomona Municipal Judge Theodore Piatt. A preliminary hearing was set for March 1.
Pomona police and the Los Angeles County district attorney's office began an investigation last month after several girls told a school nurse that Ivey had reached inside their clothing and touched them.