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Teacher charged for third time for sexual assaulting former students at North Monterey High School: Deputies

CASTROVILLE, Calif. (KION-TV) UPDATE Nov. 15, 2022, at 5:55 p.m.-The Monterey County Sheriff's Office Investigation Division said they had several more victims come forward about sexual assault allegations against a former North Monterey County High School teacher.

"Over the past couple weeks, Detectives have worked tirelessly interviewing victims and witnesses surrounding reports of sexual misconduct by Sergio Marquez," said the Monterey County Sheriff's Office. "Additional victims have come forward and the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office has filed additional charges."

UPDATE Oct. 28, 2022, at 1:21 p.m.- The Monterey County Sheriff's Office Investigation Division said they had several more victims come forward about sexual assault allegations against a former North Monterey County High School teacher.

A former student reported that Sergio Munoz Marquez assaulted them about ten years ago. Another victim claimed Munoz assaulted them during the last school year, said deputies.

Marquez was re-arrested in Salinas on new charges, including kidnapping to commit rape, sex with a foreign object with a victim under 18, and other charges, according to deputies. His bail is set at $1,000,000, and he was booked into Monterey County Jail.

Teacher arrested for sexual assaulting former student at North Monterey High School: Deputies

In August, the Monterey County Sheriff's Office was made aware of accusations of sexual assault against a teacher at North Monterey County High School.

Sergio Munoz Marquez, 58, allegedly assaulted a former student during school hours on school property, said, deputies. He was arrested in his Salinas home Tuesday and charged with numerous sexual assault charges.

Marquez was a teacher in the Automotive Program at the school for 30 years, said deputies. The North Monterey Unified School District "relieved Marquez of his teaching duties upon learning of his allegations."

The sheriff's office added that this alleged incident happened 20 years ago. His bail is set at $1,200,000.

Anyone with information about this case or anyone who may have had inappropriate contact with Marquez is encouraged to call Detective Christian Zarate at 831-755-3809 or Detective Sergeant Bryan Hoskins at 831-755-3773.

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