A Modesto school employee is facing charges of having unlawful sex with a student.
Daniel Ornelas, 43, is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student. On Tuesday, Ornelas was arrested at his Modesto home.
The allegations came to light when a staff member contacted police.
"Downey High School staff did alert us to a possible relationship and we started an investigation from there," said Heather Graves, spokesperson for the Modesto Police Dept.
Police say information obtained during their investigation indicates that Ornelas and the victim had been involved in a sexual relationship since February of this year.
"She is cooperating and it is still early in the investigation but we do feel she's the only victim as of right now," said Graves.