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Former elementary school teacher and children’s author arrested after allegations of student sexual abuse

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A A former elementary school teacher and author of children’s books in California has been arrested for sexually assaulting a child, authorities said.

Paul Lowe, 61, was arrested on Nov. 9 and faces 14 counts of child sexual assault, Riverside, Calif., Police said.

The arrest is the result of an investigation into Lowe launched by the department’s Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Unit after a 32-year-old man said Lowe sexually assaulted him more than two years ago decades, according to police.

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The man said Lowe was his fourth-grade teacher and that multiple incidents of sexual assault took place on the school grounds, investigators said.

Most of the alleged incidents took place outside of the school, the man said.

Between 1997 and 2002, Lowe was a teacher at Taft Elementary School in Riverside until he resigned after being convicted of sexually assaulting a minor in Los Angeles County, authorities said.

Outside the classroom, Lowe, now a registered sex offender, worked at the local YMCA and youth camp, coached football and wrote a children’s book using the name “Edric Phoenix,” according to one. report .

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Detectives believe Lowe has victimized more children who have yet to come forward, and the former elementary school teacher is being held on $ 5 million bail, they said.