Payette man charged in abuse case worked at Ontario elementary school

ONTARIO – A Payette man charged with six counts of sexual battery of a minor worked for the Ontario School District from March until July.

Alexander S. Plaza, 25, a former Fruitland police officer, was arraigned last week in Washington County Court Weiser. He faces an additional charge of child sexual abuse of a minor under 16 years old. His bond was set at $500,000. All the charges are felonies.

School district records – obtained through a public records request by the Enterprise – show that Plaza was hired as an instructional assistant at May . . .