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Published on March 28, 2024
Cambridge Elementary Teacher Indicted on Child Rape Charges, Community and Parents ShakenSource: Google Street View

A Cambridge elementary school teacher has been indicted on multiple child rape charges, prosecutors announced. Jorge Alexis Bonilla, who teaches fourth grade at the Amigos School, was hit with charges including two counts of aggravated rape of a child and three counts of rape of a child by force, according to the Middlesex District Attorney's Office.

The incidents, which involved two female victims under 14 years old and who were known to Bonilla, allegedly took place between 2014 and 2015. Boston 25 News reported that the educator was not employed by Cambridge Public Schools at the time of the alleged assaults.

Cambridge Public Schools confirmed Bonilla's administrative leave, stating, "Cambridge Public Schools learned that a teacher at the Amigos School has been charged with sexual assault. The employee is on administrative leave." The statement, which was obtained by WHDH, continued to emphasize the thorough background checks conducted during the district's hiring process.

Court records specified that all alleged incidents happened in May of 2014. Last year, Bonilla was featured in a WBZ-TV story about his work at the Amigos School, where he noted his personal journey from student to teacher. However, WBZ-TV's attempt to reach out to Bonilla's attorney went unanswered, a detail shared by CBS News Boston.

Bonilla is scheduled to be arraigned on April 1 in Middlesex Superior Court. This development has prompted concern among parents and community members, with many awaiting further information as the legal process unfolds.