Two additional victims come forward in Clovis Unified teacher’s sexual misconduct case, police say

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Two additional victims of an alleged sexual misconduct case with a Clovis Unified teacher have come forward, Clovis Police Department announced Thursday, a day after the reported misconduct was announced.

Thursday morning, detectives were contacted regarding additional victims of Clovis East High School foreign language teacher Dr. Kenneth Lee, 50. Detectives interviewed two females, both students, who stated they were also victims of sexual misconduct in Lee’s classroom.

So far, three victim’s of Lee’s alleged crimes have come forward.

Detectives are working with the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office regarding additional charges in this case, the department says.

The investigation began in December of 2018 when a juvenile victim notified Clovis East High School staff of the alleged inappropriate actions of her teacher.

An investigation determined that inappropriate touching had occurred on more than one occasion inside Lee’s classroom, according to the Clovis Police Department.

Lee has not been in the classroom since the investigation began, and a long-term substitute teacher has been assigned to the classroom.

“We’d like to remind the public that anyone interfering with or intimidating victims in this case will be criminally charged,” the department warned.

Kenneth Lee was booked into the Fresno County Jail on suspicion of lewd and lascivious acts with a minor age 14 or 15, and annoying or molesting a minor.

Clovis Unified released a statement after the news came down, calling Lee’s alleged actions “deeply disheartening,” and “utterly unacceptable.”

The department asks anyone having additional information regarding this case to contact Det. Ryan Swank at 559-324-3425.

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