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Orland Park, Illinois - Orland Center School Custodian David Kalas Charged with Sexually Abusing a Student

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Published: December 5, 2019
By: Joe LaFrance
Last Updated on November 25, 2020

Orland Center School Custodian Accused of Sexually Abusing a Student

An Orland Center School custodian has been arrested for allegedly sexually abusing a student at the school. 60-year-old David F. Kalas was arrested on Tuesday, December 3, and charged with predatory criminal sexual abuse.

Police received a call on November 22 regarding “an incident at Center School, 9407 151st, between a custodian and a student.” Following this report, the Orland School District 135 placed Kalas on administrative leave.

According to the police, investigators were notified that “Kalas made physical contact, above the clothing of the victim.”

Kalas was arrested and ordered held without bail on Wednesday during a hearing at the Bridgeview courthouse.

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Legal Recourse For School Sex Abuse Victims and Their Families

Attorney for students sexually abused at school and contributor, Brian Kent represents sexual abuse victims and their families in civil lawsuits against sexual predators and negligent third parties. Brian has offered to add some commentary on the legal rights of school sex abuse victims and their families:

Schools should be safe environments for our students. Superintendents, principals, and others in school leadership positions have a vital legal duty to ensure the safety of their students. Sadly, this legal duty also must include protections against sexual predators, as these predators are often found working in schools and other fields that involve working from positions of trust with children.

Sexual abuse by school employees is a nationwide crisis. When an employee is reported or sexually abusing students, both the employee and the school should be investigated. The accused may face a criminal investigation and prosecution for their heinous crimes, while the school can also be held liable in a lawsuit in cases where negligence was a factor in the abuse.

For example, a school might be considered negligent for ignoring previous allegations of sexual misconduct involving the accused employee.

If you or your child is a survivor of sexual abuse by a school employee, our attorneys understand the difficulties your family is facing and we are prepared to help. You can learn more about your legal options in a free consultation with one of our experienced sex abuse victims attorneys.

Sources:

https://wgntv.com/2019/12/05/elementary-school-custodian-in-orland-park-charged-with-predatory-sex-abuse/

https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/ct-sta-orland-park-school-sex-abuse-st-1205-20191204-oj6w5wpzrjbh7ocetzpmswtteq-story.html

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