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Former high school dean arrest alleged sex assault


Formerly of Bridge Academy in Watts

A 43-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of an alleged sexual assault involving a female student at a Watts high school where he once worked as dean, and today police urged other potential victims to come forward.

Roger Scott was arrested and booked on June 8 for allegedly contacting a minor with knowledge and intent to commit specific sexual offenses, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. His bail was set at $25,000. It was not immediately clear if he had posted it.

Detectives received a report from a female student alleging that Scott continuously sent her inappropriate text messages and emails and attempted to pursue for sexual intercourse with her for over two years, police said.

According to the department, Scott was a dean at a high school in the 9700 block of Holmes Avenue. That school appears to be College Bridge Academy’s Watts campus. It is a charter school with four locations.

Scott’s employment was terminated in November 2022, but it was unclear that was due to the sexual misconduct allegations.

Police released a public image of Scott and believe that there are potential additional victims who have not come forward. Anyone with additional information regarding the alleged assault or victims who may want to come forward can contact LAPD Southeast Area detectives at (213) 972-7851. Tipsters who choose to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.