Coach at Eleanor Roosevelt High School Accused of Sexually Assaulting Students
A track and field and cross country coach at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Eastvale has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting multiple former students. Joe Robles Jr. was arrested on Friday, October 11 on suspicion of unlawful sex with a minor and rape of a minor under 14.
Robles now faces several sex crimes charges, including forcible rape, three counts of unlawful intercourse with a minor, seven counts of annoying a child under 18 years old, two counts of possession of child pornography, one count of oral copulation of a minor, and targeting multiple victims in a sex crime.
According to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Robles has been accused of “sexual assaults against multiple former students.” School officials contacted the sheriff’s department on September 26 regarding a report of a school employee allegedly having inappropriate relationships with former students at Roosevelt High.
This led to a police investigation, which determined that Robles had multiple inappropriate sexual relationships with students and also maintained contact with several current and former students through the use of social media apps.
This investigation remains ongoing and anyone with related information is encouraged to call Investigator Patrick at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at 951-955-9234.
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Legal Recourse For School Sex Abuse Victims and Their Families
Former sex crime prosecutor Brian Kent now works as a civil sex abuse victims lawyer and is a founding partner of AbuseGuardian.com. We’ve asked Brian to weigh in with some of his thoughts on the legal options available to victims of sexual abuse by coaches and other school staff members:
Teachers, coaches, and other school staff members are trusted to help guide our children towards adulthood. This is an extremely important and noble responsibility, but unfortunately, there is also a risk for abuse in this field. Sexual predators are often found working in schools and other areas that involve working with children.
Schools must do everything in their power to protect their students from sexual predators. When a school employee is arrested for allegedly sexually abusing students, it’s important to determine if the school failed in their legal duty to keep their students safe.
Some cases of school sex abuse are preventable and only happen because of negligence by the school – such as failing to investigate previous complaints of sexual misconduct involving the accused employee. In cases of negligence, the victims and their families may have grounds for a lawsuit against the school.
If you or your child is a survivor of sexual abuse by a school employee, you can learn more about your legal options in a free consultation with one of our experienced sex abuse victims lawyers.
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