Mesa Public School Elementary Teacher Arrested For Child
March 11, 2010
March 3, 2010, a twelve-year-old female victim disclosed that
when she was seven years old, her music teacher sexually
molested her. The victim stated this occurred on two separate
occasions while she was a student at Brinton Elementary School,
11455 E. Sunland in Mesa. The victim stated that the first
incident occurred when she was in second grade and the second
incident occurred when she was in third grade. Both incidents
occurred in the school band room during an after school program.
The victim stated the suspect would ask her to help him clean
the band room. Once they were in the band room, the suspect
removed the victim's clothing and molested her. These incidents
occurred between January 2005 and November 2005. The victim
identified the suspect as Michael Allen LaMonica, 49 (shown here
On March 10, 2010, Mesa Police Department detectives arrested
Mr. LaMonica and booked him on two counts of child molestation.
Mr. LaMonica has been teaching music at Brinton Elementary
School for nine years.
Due to LaMonica's employment, there is a possibility that there
may be other victims who have not come forward. We are asking
that anyone with information contact the Mesa Police Department