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Santa Barbara police arrest teacher on suspicion of sex crimes

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Posted at 5:16 PM, Aug 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-05 20:16:31-04

Santa Barbara police arrested a teacher from Oxnard on suspicion of having sex with a minor.

Police say Michael Ian Flesher, 40, is suspected of crimes in both Oxnard and Santa Barbara.

Investigators say Flesher is employed as a high school teacher in Oxnard, which granted him access to students.

They're asking anyone with additional information on this case or who wish to report a crime involving Flesher to contact their local law enforcement agency.