According to KTLA, a longtime Glendale Adventist Academy teacher has been arrested for accusations of child molestation.
Brett Mohr was arrested following allegations of inappropriate conduct involving one of his students. Mohr has been employed by Glendale Adventist Academy since 1998.
Mohr was arrested on February 1st and charged with multiple felony counts, police reported. Further details have not been released.
Attorney contributor Bobby Thompson, an experienced sexual abuse lawyer, represents victims sexually abused by a teacher. We asked Bobby to help victims determine their rights by providing commentary.
“Schools have a legal obligation to provide a safe environment to students. Unfortunately, sexual predators have been found working in positions of power in schools. These predators use the their authority and trust of their students to abuse them. Schools must try their best to prevent any abuse. In attempts to prevent predators from being in schools, the administration should implement security measures (i.e., background checks, reporting systems, and cameras).”
“If proper security is not implemented, a school may be considered negligent if sexual abuse occurs by an employee. An example of negligence is if prior misconduct reports were filed but ignored. Victims sexually abused by a teacher should acquire an experienced sexual abuse lawyer’s services to determine if their case involves negligence. In negligence cases, victims and their families may they have grounds for a civil lawsuit.”