Blossom Hill Elementary teacher is charged with the sexual assault of multiple students.
Blossom Hill Elementary Teacher Faces Charges for Sexually Abusing Three Students
A 5th-grade teacher at Blossom Hill Elementary School has been arrested on multiple felony charges, according to the Patch.
Joseph Houg, 50-years-old, was arrested for allegedly committed for lewd and lascivious acts with a minor and several counts of annoying and molesting a minor.
The investigation into Houg began when a 13-year-old boy reported in May that Houg made him uncomfortable during a private Zoom call. Hour continuously requested to see the boy’s abdominal muscles. Following the beginning of the investigation, a second child reported Houg asked to see his underwear during a private zoom. A third victim said Houg touched him inappropriately when he was a child. This student claimed Houg pulled down the then 5th-grade victim’s shorts during a P.E. class and touched his genital area and abdomen in 2008.
The investigation led to a warrant of Houg’s electronic devices, releasing he had multiple Zoom class recordings of students performing yoga, changing clothes, and children in their underwear. Houg was arrested on the charges stated above and is being held on $100,000 bail.