Virginia Middle School Teacher Pleads Guilty to Sexual Battery of Students

A middle school math teacher in Virginia pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated sexual battery, according to the City of Falls Church.

Jose Daniel Estrada, 36, of Clifton Virginia, was placed on leave from Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School Jan. 17 after one of two female student victims reported him.

“This came together because of a courageous young student,” Falls Church Police Chief Mary Gavin said in a news release. “She did exactly what she should have done – she fled and told adults right away. She is a remarkable person, and I admire her tenacity and bravery, as well the second student who also came forward. I also appreciate the adults who said to these children, ‘I believe you’ and ‘It’s not your fault’ then reported to the authorities.”

Police did not provide further information about the allegations.

Estrada started working for the school system in July 2015, a spokesperson said.

Sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 4.

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