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Long Branch, NJ - Long Branch School District Elementary School Teacher Arrested for Sexually Assaulting a Student

long branch elementary school teacher charged with sexual assault
Published: February 20, 2021
By: Janean Cuffee
Last Updated on February 20, 2021

Long Branch School District Teacher Charged with Sexual Assault

According to ABC7 NY, a former elementary teacher at a Long Branch school has been accused of sexual assault.

Gustavo Barrientos, 53-years-old, was accused of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old student. He is accused of showing pornography to the young girl and sexually assaulting her on multiple occasions.

Barrientos faces up to 10 years in prison on the charges of first-degree aggravated sexual assault and second-degree endangering the welfare of a child. He was arrested and is being held in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution, pending his detention hearing.

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Legal Options of Victims Sexually Abused by a Teacher

Attorney contributor Brian Kent, an experienced sexual abuse lawyer, represents victims who have been sexually abused by a teacher. In an interview, Brian shared his thoughts on the legal options of victims:

"Schools have a legal obligation to uphold the safety of children enrolled. When parents send their children to school, they trust they will be provided a safe learning environment. Sadly, across the United States, there have been various cases of teachers sexually abusing a student from their school. To ensure student's safety, schools must implement safety measures. For example, guards, cameras, and reporting systems."

"Victims sexually abused by a teacher should explore their legal options. First, they should secure an experienced sexual abuse lawyer's services. Sometimes when sexual abuse occurs, it is a result of negligence. An example of negligence is ignoring previous complaints of misconduct. If a school fails to implement proper security, it may be deemed negligent. In such cases, victims and their families should know they may have grounds for a civil lawsuit."



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Editor: Janean is an NYU Applied Psychology major with a double minor in history and sociology. As a NY native, she focuses on highlighting important legal news regarding violence, assaults, and social justice cases. Contact Janean: This article was fact checked prior to publishing by this author to ensure compliance with our rigorous editorial standards. We will only use authoritative sources. Our values compel us to provide only trustworthy information. If you find an error, please contact us.
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