New Charges Filed for Teacher Accused of Molestation

John Kinloch taught at Wolf Canyon Elementary School in Chula Vista

By Sarah Grieco
|  Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013  |  Updated 1:46 PM PDT
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A former first grade teacher now has a total of 32 new charges against him for inappropriate behavior with children.

A former first grade teacher now has a total of 32 new charges against him for inappropriate behavior with children.

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Teacher Accused of Molestation Makes Court Appearance

John Kinloch, a teacher facing 20 felony counts, appeared in court for the first time on Friday afternoon.

Parents, District Angry About Teacher's Past

A Chula Vista elementary school teacher John Kinloch, accused in a case of child pornography, may have been involved in similar behavior before. NBC 7's Nicole Gonzales reports.
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A Chula Vista teacher who is accused of luring children online was given new charges on Tuesday, according to the district attorney’s office.

John Kinloch
, 41, was arrested in December last year for allegedly molesting multiple children and obtaining child pornography. He now faces 32 charges – 12 of which were filed today.

The specifics of the new charges were not released by the courthouse.

Kinloch worked as a first grade teacher teacher at Wolf Canyon Elementary School and has been teaching for the last 14 years.

Federal agents believe the veteran teacher lured children online in order to obtain nude pictures of minors. He was arrested as part of a nationwide child pornography investigation by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

If Kinloch is found guilty, he could face up to 66 years in state prison, according to the district attorney’s office. He is currently booked at the South Bay Detention Facility with bail set at $1.9 million.

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