Former teacher pleads no contest to sexually assaulting teenage boy

A former teacher from Long Beach is expected to be sentenced to two years in prison after pleading no contest to one count of sodomy of a person under 18, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office announced Friday.

Andrew Bueno-Potts, 43, was a teacher at Ocean View High School in Huntington Beach before he was arrested in late October for allegedly sexually assaulting a 17-year-old boy in his home when the boy lived with him between July and August 2017.

The victim was not a student at his school, police said.

In addition to his expected sentencing, Bueno-Potts will be required to register as a sex offender for life under the terms of the negotiated plea agreement.

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Valerie Osier is a breaking news and crime reporter for the Long Beach Post. She’s a Riverside native who found her love for journalism while at community college. She graduated from Cal State University, Long Beach journalism program in 2017 and covered the Palos Verdes Peninsula for the Daily Breeze prior to coming to the Post. She lives in Long Beach with her husband, Steven, and her cat/child, Jones.