A science teacher at Long Beach, California, was arrested Tuesday for sexually abusing and drugging a minor for months.

Andrew Bueno Potts, 43, who teaches at Ocean View High School in Huntington Beach, California, allegedly befriended a 17-year-old boy during a function hosted by the school. The victim was not a student at the school where he taught, according to a statement by Long Beach Police Department.

Potts invited the minor to live with him and during a period of five months last year repeatedly assaulted him sexually, a three-month-long investigation found. In July, the victim spoke out against the abused he faced.

“Through their subsequent investigation, detectives learned of three sexual assaults and one attempted sexual assault, which occurred from July 2017 to December 2017,” according to the police statement.

All of the alleged assaults took place in Potts’ home except one instance which occurred in San Francisco.

The police also found the teen was heavily drugged before every instance of assault.

“At the time of the assaults, the suspect would provide the victim with alcohol and alkyl nitrate, a chemical sometimes used as a euphoric inhalant,” the statement added.

Potts was booked under two counts of sodomy (one involving a victim under 18), one count of sex with foreign object, oral copulation, harmful material sent to minor and sexual battery.

Charges had not been filed as Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office was still reviewing the case. Meanwhile, Potts was being held at Long Beach City Jail and the bail was set at $500,000, CW-affiliated KTLA reported. 

The detectives also believed there could be multiple victims and urged anyone who might have faced abuse at Potts’ hands to step forward and report their experiences.

“Anyone wishing to report an incident should contact Police Dispatch at [562] 435-6711 or Child Abuse Detective Denise Green at (562) 570-7321. Anonymous tips may be submitted through ‘LA Crime Stoppers’ by calling 1-800-222-TIPS [8477], downloading the ‘P3 Tips’ app to your smart phone [available at the Apple App store and Google Play], or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org” the statement concluded.

Two Georgia teachers who were accused of sexually abusing and exploiting students were took their own lives.

The first one was Zachary Meadors, 28, who was accused of sexually abusing a student from Freedom Middle School and Oct. 17 was found dead in a vehicle in the 1200 block of Scenic Highway, Gwinnett County, from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Similarly, Troy Lawrence Palmer, a piano teacher in Roswell, Georgia, who was accused of molesting two children “multiple times between 2008 and 2012” was found dead in his Fulton County Jail cell Oct. 20. His death was ruled a suicide by investigators.