Ottumwa Teacher Charged for Alleged Sex with Student

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Jose de Jesus Ortiz Jr. (WHO-HD)

OTTUMWA, Iowa — A teacher in Ottumwa is accused of having a sexual relationship with a student.

Officers arrested 26-year-old Jose de Jesus Ortiz Jr. at Ottumwa High School Thursday. It followed a call from a school administrator claiming Ortiz had an inappropriate relationship with a student.

He’s charged with sexual exploitation by a counselor, therapist, or school employee.

Ortiz worked as a Spanish teacher.