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POSTED May 5, 2012 1:38 a.m.

• OC TEACHER ACCUSED OF SENDING STUDENT NUDE PHOTOS: NEWPORT BEACH  (AP) — Prosecutors say an Irvine high school teacher has been charged with texting nude pictures of himself to a 15-year-old female student and arranging a sexual rendezvous with her.

Orange County District Attorney spokeswoman Farrah Emami says 25-year-old Dominic Witter was charged Friday with two felonies and a misdemeanor for attempting inappropriate contact with the child.

Prosecutors say Witter was a teacher at Crean Lutheran High School when he sent the inappropriate texts.

Witter is also accused of texting the girl April 5 to arrange to meet at a restaurant before taking her to his house to have sex.

Orange County Sheriff’s deputies met him at the restaurant and arrested him.

He faces a maximum sentence of more than four years in prison and mandatory lifetime sex offender registration if convicted.

• FORMER CALIF. EMPLOYEE SAYS HE TOOK $40K IN BRIBES: SANTA ANA  (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former worker for California’s employment agency has pleaded guilty to accepting more than $40,000 bribes in return for wrongly issuing more than $500,000 in unemployment checks

U.S. Attorney Andre Birotte Jr. says 30-year-old David Paul Holden pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy and bribery.

Birotte says Holden worked for the Anaheim office of the Employment Development Department when he received the in cash kickbacks from ineligible workers others recruited for him.

Four of the recruiters have also been charged with conspiracy and embezzlement.

Birotte says Holden orchestrated the kickback scheme, in which more than 50 people provided their social security numbers in exchange for unemployment checks.

Holden faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison if convicted. He is due for sentencing Aug. 27.

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