Alex Bassinne, Ex-School Teacher, Gets Year in Jail After Copping to Molestin' & Kiddie Pornin'
If Bassinne had fought the charges and lost, he faced more than nine years in state prison, prosecutors previously indicated.
He accepted the deal Tuesday from Orange County Superior Court Judge Craig Robison, copping to felony counts of lewd acts on two children and possession of child pornography.
Bassinne had taught at Santa Ana High School and Raymond A. Villa Fundamental Intermediate School before retiring. He and his family had from Laguna Niguel to Newport Beach but left behind a desk where someone found a computer disc of graphic pornographic images of girls ages 10-12. That led to a police search of Bassinne's Newport Beach home and the discovery of additional child pornography.
|Alex Bassinne is booked.|
Alex Bassinne, Ex-Santa Ana Teacher, Accused of Molesting Teen Girls, Possessing Child Porn
He is scheduled to report to jail Jan. 11.
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