A California public school teacher was arrested after police hid a teenage girl who had been missing for two years, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office said.
Jorga Castillo Olivares, 61, has been charged with complicit in the delinquency of minors by detaining them to hide from their parents, police said.
Olivarez is described as a teacher at a K-8 school inspired by Alice Bernie Waldorf, but the boy she is accused of evacuating was a boy at the time police said they hid him. Well, it seems he wasn’t her student. According to the boy’s guardian, Katte Smith, Olivarez was his friend’s mother, KCRAMore report.
The bizarre story began in May 2020 when the then 15-year-old reportedly left home after an altercation. Police say he was reported missing that June. Then, in March 2022, he suddenly returned to Japan and offered to move to his parents’ house.
Olivares has been placed on administrative leave by the school district pending an investigation, the KCRA reported. She was still in police custody as of Saturday night, according to prison records, and she is not eligible for bail. Her next court date was scheduled for Monday. It wasn’t immediately clear if she had hired a lawyer.
“Don’t hide someone’s child and think it’s okay,” Smith said.
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