Outside help for 3 CA jail escapees included ESL teacher

Outside help for 3 CA jail escapees included ESL teacher
Nooshafarin Ravaghi. (Image via Facebook, Fox)

[Ed. – Big surprise.]

Officials in California announced Thursday that a teacher who taught English at a maximum-security jail has been arrested on suspicion of helping the three inmates escape.

Orange County sheriff’s officials also said they believe the men may be living in a stolen van.

Lt. Jeff Hallock said Nooshafarin Ravaghi, who taught English as a second language to inmates, may have supplied maps to the men before they cut and climbed their way out of Orange County Central Men’s Jail last Friday.

Ravaghi worked for the Rancho Santiago Community College District and taught English as a second language to inmates at the jail for about six months, according to Hallock.

“There was some type of relationship that developed between the two” that was close, Hallock said, but he didn’t know whether it was a romance. …

About 10 people have been arrested so far in connection with the breakout, according to officials.

Jonathan Tieu, 20, Bac Duong, 43, and Hossein Nayeri, 37, were all awaiting trial for various violent crimes before they escaped the jail on Friday.

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