Former "Teacher of the Year" Faces Charges Involving 2nd Student

Jacqueline Ma, the one-time “Teacher of the Year” accused of inappropriate relations with a former student, faces new accusations involving a second minor believed to also be a former student.

An amended complaint filed this week lists new charges of lewd act upon a child and attempted lewd act upon a child involving a victim identified as John Doe 2. The charges indicate the boy was under 14 years old at the time of the offenses, which allegedly occurred in early 2020.

Prosecutors have not commented on whether the second victim was also a former student, but one of the charged offenses in the complaint lists an act that allegedly occurred in a classroom.

Ma remains in custody without bail. She now faces over 150 years to life in state prison if convicted of all 19 felony counts and allegations she is charged with.

Ma, 34, was arrested and charged earlier this year in connection with allegations that she groomed a 13-year-old former student, exchanged illicit photographs with the boy and engaged in sex acts with the teen.

Ma, a teacher at Lincoln Acres Elementary School, was one of five educators named Teacher of the Year in San Diego County in 2022.

(Photo South Bay Courthouse/10News)

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