A Los Angeles substitute teacher charged with sexual misconduct is believed to be at large in Mexico, authorities told the Los Angeles Times Wednesday.

George Hernandez, 45, fled southern California after authorities discovered a videotape in which he allegedly molested a student. Hernandez was employed by the Inglewood Unified School District when authorities became aware of the tape.

Huntington Park, Calif., Det. Jose Macias told the Times that Henandez's relatives have informed him that the alleged child molester is living in the Mexican state of Jalisco.

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Hernandez was previously investigated three times -- but never charged -- for sexual misconduct while he worked as a substitute teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Hernandez resigned in 2007 after the third investigation but continued teaching in the neighboring Inglewood Unified School District for three years until he was charged over the videotape.

Amid the uproar against the school system over a child sex abuse scandal at Miramonte Elementary, the mother of the child Hernandez allegedly molested filed a civil action against the school district, claiming officials did not do enough to prevent Hernandez from continuing to teach.

"This is no different than moving an aberrant priest from one area to another," Sanford Jossen, a lawyer for the girl, told the Times.

It is the latest in a string of sex-abuse scandals involving Los Angeles teachers.

Mark Berndt, 61, allegedly took hundreds of photographs as he blindfolded young children and spoon-fed his semen to them in his classroom at Miramonte Elementary School.

He pleaded not guilty to 23 counts of lewd conduct at his arraignment Tuesday.

Berndt's colleague Martin Springer, 49, was arrested Feb. 3 and faces three felony counts of committing lewd acts upon a child, for allegedly fondling a female student.

Last week, police arrested Alain Salas, who works as a teacher's aide and girls' volleyball coach at John C. Fremont Senior High School in south Los Angeles, on suspicions he committed a sex crime involving children.

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