Teachers' Aide Arrested, Charged with Having Sex with Male Student, 15

Chrystina Delrosario, 25, of El Cajon, was arrested and booked into Las Colinas Jail.

A 25-year-old El Cajon woman, who was serving as a teachers' aide at Reflections Central School, 8734 Hercules St., in La Mesa, was arrested Monday after reports surfaced that she may have had sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old student. 

Chrystina Delrosario, was arrested and booked into Las Colinas Jail, whereafter she posted bail and was released Tuesday.

She was charged with one count each of a lewd act with a child, intent to commit a sexual offense with a minor, and unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor.

La Mesa Police responded to a call from the school at around 10:15 a.m. Monday, when school officials contacted the police saying they had received information on the alleged incident. The patrol officer was assisted by detectives, who conducted the preliminary investigation.

10News reports that school officials confronted Delrosario and the alleged student in the incident, but both of them denied the allegations.

The incident reportedly took place at the school on or around June 27, 2012, according to police. The investigation is ongoing.

According to the San Diego County Office of Education website, "Reflections is a joint partnership between the Juvenile Court and Community Schools and the Probation Department.  The Juvenile Court and Community Schools provides the educational component of the program consisting of three classrooms.  The Probation Department provides a comprehensive counseling program and structured supervision."

If you have any information on this case, please call the La Mesa Police Department at (619) 667-1400. 

 You may also call Crime Stoppers’ anonymous toll-free tip line (888) 580-TIPS (or www.sdcrimestoppers.com).  You can remain anonymous, and be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in this case.

Selina Forte July 18, 2012 at 03:55 PM
How awful.
Kevin George July 18, 2012 at 04:16 PM
Well this is informative. When I read this article last year about the Reflections Central School ( http://lamesa.patch.com/articles/la-mesas-alicia-mcbride-of-reflections-school-named-a-county-teacher-of-the-year /please read my comment there) I was curious because I had never heard of it and wondered where it was and why we had heard so little about it. I did an exhaustive search on the internet to no avail. My critical comment about the school drew ire from one fellow reader ....oh... and the Mayor. At the Council meeting where they gave Ms. McBride the City's award I remember Mayor Madrid saying something like " This wonderful school is doing a great job, even though some in our community resent helping troubled children...........but some will object to anything". That's all water under the bridge at this point but at least this unfortunate article has ended my search for its location.
Janet Mercer-Grey July 18, 2012 at 04:59 PM
Am I reading this correctly? The county of San Diego has (had) an unsecure secrete facility in La Mesa for treating youth with assorted "issues" that elected officials knew about but citizens did not? What about neighbors?
Selina Forte July 18, 2012 at 05:08 PM
I don't think it was really secret. It's a relatively small facility that has been there for a number of years though. The only immediate neighbors are Carl Burger Dodge and Lamps Plus. I think the majority of the kids are bussed in.
Kevin George July 18, 2012 at 05:08 PM
Sort of makes you wonder what else is going on that you don't know about doesn't it? That was my point last year Janet. Read the Oct article where it says "Awareness of her school, whose exact location isn’t being publicly disclosed". I commented on it and was called a racist bigot( the comment was removed by its author) It seems to me that if a private entity wanted to bring these individuals into our community they would certainly be required to reveal its location.
Kevin George July 18, 2012 at 05:19 PM
Selina, Reflections location was kept secret, read the original article ". Awareness of her school, whose exact location isn’t being publicly disclosed". I looked and looked all over the internet including all the public education sites and could never get its location. How did you know where it was before this article? Also how do you know how long it has been there because I can't find that info either?
Selina Forte July 18, 2012 at 05:36 PM
@Kevin, I had heard about it from other people in the area. I also saw the kids walking and saw the Sheriff's bus in the area. It wasn't hard to put two and two together. I'm sure they kept the information somewhat private for the protection of the kids that attended there. But, I mean if I knew about it, how much of a secret could it have been? I know approximately how long it has been operating there because I worked for the facility (about 12 years ago) that was there prior to the current school.
Kevin George July 18, 2012 at 05:46 PM
Selina, I consider myself well informed in things La Mesa. I also can usually find what I am looking for on the internet. I have lived here for sixty years and know many many La Mesans and I never got wind of this so the "matter of fact" thing does not hold water. Pray tell how do you know how long it has been there other than you worked at the building prior?
Selina Forte July 18, 2012 at 06:01 PM
Kevin, what are you trying to get at? I already said that I worked at the building when it was another type of school. So this school would have had to be less than 12 years at this location. I had heard about the facility from a couple different people in the area, probably about 5 years ago. And I saw kids with backpacks walking some afternoons when I would go to the bank. I mean, it's an out of the way place that most people wouldn't drive next to unless they were going to buy a car or a lamp. So I'm not sure what other answer you are looking for. My point was only that it wasn't some big secret. Here is a link about some information to the school: http://www.sdcoe.net/jccs2/?loc=east-ref&m=1
Kevin George July 18, 2012 at 06:32 PM
I saw that link when I was looking for it in Oct, it says nothing about locations or length of existence. Here is what I am trying to get at: The probation dept and SDUSD decide to open a facility for " troubled youths" with drug and other problems and never never bothered to inform the people of La Mesa ? That seems very strange to me. Don't you ask yourself "why the secrecy". Why would they purposely not disclose the location? For the protection of the kids? Huh? It seems to me a better theory would be that if we knew about it there may have been some legitimate objection. They didn't want that, and that is my concern. It also brings to a curious mind: What else aren't they telling us?
Selina Forte July 18, 2012 at 06:59 PM
I don't know why they didn't publish the address, I just guessed that it might be for the protection of the minors. I just don't see this as a deliberate attempt to keep the public in the dark. If it were located in a residential neighborhood, then maybe there would be legitimate concerns. Perhaps I would feel different if I wasn't already aware about the location. I don't know. I just don't think this is such a big deal. I'm more concerned that a student was taken advantage of by a person of authority. That is the worst thing about this situation.
Things I Learned July 18, 2012 at 07:40 PM
We haven't seen the mugshot yet.
Kevin George July 18, 2012 at 08:30 PM
Then you have the same question I do Selina. Why purposely conceal the location of a school? My other question is why didn't we hear about it when it was established. We pay for these schools, I think we ought to be informed when something like this happens, don't you?
Janet Mercer-Grey July 18, 2012 at 08:47 PM
So a Juvenile involved with county Court and the Probation Department is derserving of a higher level of personal security and privacy than were my kids who attended regular public school? And this school with juveniles "in trouble for wahtever reason" can be established and operate without having to jump through the same hoops as a "normal" public or private school or an adult facility dealing with similar adults? Neighbors do not have to be advised as to the nature of the facility and be aware of any heightened level of potential problems due to the participants? I don't know, I'm just asking.
Selina Forte July 18, 2012 at 08:49 PM
I see your point, Kevin, and I don't necessarily disagree. I just don't think that in this particular instance, information was deliberately withheld to keep the community in the dark.
Army Grunt July 18, 2012 at 08:51 PM
Maybe the school officials should have done a better job of quality, background, character search on the staff at the school. A 25year old female should be of a higher caliber than a women looking for 15yr old boys that have troubles of their own.
Kyla July 18, 2012 at 08:57 PM
There are apparently quite a few of these facilities in SD County. Reflections seems to be directed toward kids who are on probation. It's referenced a few times in this PDF: http://www.sdcoe.net/ssp/support/pdf/3-Year-plan-color.pdf (bottom of page 12 displays contact information, page 15 lists it as a facility serving East County).
Kyla July 18, 2012 at 09:08 PM
From sdcounty.ca.gov/probation: "Reflections: Reflections is a collaboration between, Probation, Children’s Mental Health Services, the County Office of Education and community based organizations. It serves as an alternative to out-of-home residential treatment facility placement. The target population for this program is adolescent offenders who have an Axis I mental health diagnosis and are in need of a structured day-treatment program with intensive counseling, education, mental health, and family therapy as well as other intervention where needed. Reflections sites are located in North County and central San Diego."
Kevin George July 18, 2012 at 09:17 PM
I read here that Axis I mental condition is: the diagnosis (e.g., depression, schizophrenia, social phobia) So they thought it would be a good idea to bus/trolley in some depressed schizophrenic social phobics without announcement then keep the location secret. Please move on nothing to see here..........
Scott H. Kidwell July 18, 2012 at 09:27 PM
As the state has just reduced transparancy rules, as local newspapers with real investigative reporters disappear and as government get ever larger, more intrusive and more secretive we need citizens to work to bring the doings of local government out for all to see. La Mesa Citizen Oversight Group http://lamesacitizenoversightgroup.wordpress.com/
Kevin George July 18, 2012 at 09:48 PM
This is the programs plan( thanks Kyla) http://www.sdcoe.net/ssp/support/pdf/3-Year-plan-color.pdf If you go to page 12 it says : 1: Other means of correction are not feasible or have repeatedly failed to bring about proper conduct or2: Due to the nature of the act the presence of the pupil causes a CONTINUING DANGER to the physical safety of the pupil OR OTHERS. Sound like a problem to anyone else?


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