LAPD Detectives Investigating Oxnard Street Elementary Employee Sex Abuse Allegations
Detectives with the Los Angeles Police Department are investigating allegations of sexual abuse by an employee of Oxnard Street Elementary School in North Hollywood. Several girls have come forward concerning alleged sex abuse by a teacher’s assistant at the school.
No criminal charges have been filed as of May 17, so that employee’s name has not been released. Detectives visited the school on May 16 to interview students and parents in order to determine if any abuse occurred.
Principal Kenny Yau released a letter to parents this week announcing that the teacher’s assistant is no longer working at the school. He has been reassigned from campus while the LAPD investigation is ongoing.
According to a story by KTLA, one parent said that the principal called her and told her that her daughter and seven other female students had been inappropriately touched by the employee.
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Legal Recourse For School Sex Abuse Victims and Their Families
Attorney contributor Brian Kent of AbuseGuardian.com is a former sex crimes prosecutor who now represents survivors of sexual abuse in civil lawsuits. We’ve asked Brian to share some general information on the legal options available to school sex abuse survivors and their families:
Student safety must be a priority for all schools. It’s especially important that school officials make sure their students are safe from sexual predators. Tragically, schools and other workplaces that involve working with children are often targeted by predators. Because of this sad reality, our schools must thoroughly vet any new job applicants and take any allegations of sexual misconduct by employees extremely seriously.
Sexual abuse by school employees is a nationwide crisis. In some of these cases, the abuse may have been prevented if it weren’t for negligence by the school. 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 may be able to find justice through the civil court system. You can learn more about your family’s legal options by contacting an experienced sex abuse survivors attorney.
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