Orange County District Attorney
Press Release

Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney
401 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701

For Immediate Release
May 17th, 2005
Contact:Mark Macaulay
Media Relations Director
(714) 347-8405

WHO:       Carlos Jose Melendez, 32, of Irvine

WHAT:     Ball Junior High School teacher charged with multiple felony counts of lewd act upon a child and oral copulation of a minor under the age of 16.  He is also charged with indecent exposure, a misdemeanor.  According to the felony complaint, the sexual assaults of a 14-year old female student at the school occurred between January and May of this year.  Deputy District Attorney Joseph Dane in the Sexual Assault unit has been assigned to prosecute the case.
WHEN: Tuesday, May 17, 2005, at 1:30 PM

WHERE: North Justice Center, 1275 N. Berkeley Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92832