KSBW Action News has reported that a Community Liaison was accused of sexually assaulting a student while employed at El Sausal Middle School located at 1155 E Alisal St, Salinas, CA 93905.
On November 4, 2021, 26-year-old Dalia Farfan was arrested for sexually assaulting a student at the middle school. The Salinas Police Department conducted an investigation that has led the middle school employee to be charged with lewd or lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14 years old.
Attorney contributor Bobby Thompson represents victims sexually abused by school employees in civil lawsuits. Recently Bobby shared some information regarding the legal right for victims sexually abused at schools to pursue a civil lawsuit.
"It is imperative that schools and school officials prioritize student safety. This includes providing preventative protection against sexual abuse on the campus. Safety measures that include abuse should be part of their safety plans. Sadly, numerous cases of teachers and school employees sexually abusing students have been filed across the nation. These victims and their families must know they have legal options for recourse."
"Filing a report with law enforcement should be the first step, as it will help bring criminal charges against the perpetrator and prevent them from continuing with their employment at the school. However, this is not the sole option for victims of sexual assault. In many cases, victims and their families may have sufficient grounds to file a lawsuit against the school district. An experienced sexual abuse lawyer will need to prove the school was negligent. This could include the school officials ignoring previous reports of sexual misconduct, failing to conduct proper background checks on all employees, and lack of security measures on the campus like video monitoring cameras. If you or your child has been a victim of sexual abuse by a school employee, explore your legal options with an experienced sexual abuse lawyer."