NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Newport Beach police say they've arrested a former teacher on charges that he molested two female students and possessed child pornography.
Spokeswoman Kathy Lowe says 50-year-old Alex Bassinne was arrested Thursday and posted $100,000 bail.
Bassinne is accused of touching the buttocks of a 15-year-old girl in February, 2009. He is also accused of looking down the shirt of a 13-year-old girl in November of 2010, and of having child pornography in his home.
Lowe says Bassinne was a teacher at Santa Ana High School and Raymond Villa Fundamental Intermediate School at the time of the incidents.
If convicted, he faces a maximum of more than nine years in prison.