New Charges Filed for Teacher Accused of Molestation

John Kinloch taught at Wolf Canyon Elementary School in Chula Vista

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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