- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 4, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - A former Phoenix elementary school teacher is accused of sexually abusing some of his students and other children for more than a decade.

Police say 54-year-old Jose Ruben Mada’s arrest Tuesday was related to crimes investigators believe he committed against a teenage girl he knew in the mid 1990s.

The police report includes allegations of Mada’s impropriety with students that date back to the early 2000s.

Police says Mada’s accuser was abused between 1995 and 1997, around the time she was in eighth grade.

The report also includes allegations that Mada inappropriately touched and kissed his students over the years.

Mada was a teacher and teacher’s aide for 26 years.

He was ordered held without bond Wednesday on suspicion of sexual abuse and molestation. He doesn’t have a lawyer yet.

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