According to The KTLA, a former tutor and varsity boys volleyball coach was accused of sexually assaulting two students.
Investigations began after a report of lewd acts with a child between the years of 2013 and 2016. Gerardo Regalado was identified as the suspect.
Regalado, 29-years-old, was arrested on suspicion of sodomy with a minor 14 years of age or older by force, oral copulation upon a minor by force, sending harmful or obscene material to a minor, and annoying or molesting a child under the age of 18, according to county inmate records reported KTLA.
Regalado was booked and held on one million dollar bail in Riverside County detention center.
Attorney contributor Bobby Thompson, an experienced sexual assault lawyer, represents victims sexually abused in civil lawsuits. In an interview, Bobby highlighted the legal rights of victims and their families sexually abused by a coach.
"Schools must do everything in their power to provide a safe learning environment for students; it is their legal duty. Schools should do their best to prevent predators from working with children. Across the country, many cases of school employee sexual abuse have been reported. Predators use their positions of trust to exploit students sexually. Schools and administrations must implement deterrents to protect their students (e.g., background checks and security cameras)."
"Victims and their families should acquire an experienced sexual abuse attorney's services to determine if the school provided adequate safety for their child other students. In cases where a school did not have proper safety measures implements, it might be deemed negligent by a judge. An example of negligence is if complaints of sexual misconduct were reported against a coach, but the school ignored it. In negligence cases, the victim and their family should know they may have grounds for a civil lawsuit."