Tom Lam Montclair, California driving instructor (registered sex offender) arrested after molesting a female teen student during two driving lessons.
A California driving instructor and registered sex offender has been arrested after allegedly molesting a female teen student during two driving lessons.
Tom Lam‘s arrest comes after the man’s 17-year-old pupil reported the 56 year old driving instructor on March 12 having sexually assaulted her, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement. Lam was arrested at his home in the city of Montclair two days later, and booked for sexually assaulting a minor, cops said.
The LaTimes reported the alleged victim’s parents having paid Lam for six driving lessons with their daughter. While nothing happened during the first four, Lam violated the teen during the last two in the city of Rowland Heights this month, authorities said.
Special Victims Bureau officers soon discovered that this wasn’t Lam’s first offense. The driving instructor was revealed to be a registered sex offender — who targeted another driving student back in November 2014, according to cops. He was charged with annoying or molesting a minor.
Unclear is how Lam continued to retain his vocation dealing with the public given his previous infractions.
Lam was released on $140,000 bond on Sunday, and is due back in Pomona Court on April 8.
Cops fear the sexual predator may have assaulted other individuals and are now seeking to speak with other possible victims— urging anyone with information to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Special Victims Bureau at 877-710-5273.