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San Luis, AZ - Gadsden Elementary School District Teacher Felix Armenta Charged with Sexual Assault

felix armenta charged with sexual assault at the gadsden elementary school district
Published: June 28, 2021
By: Janean Cuffee
Last Updated on June 28, 2021

Felix Armenta, Gadsden Elementary School District Teacher, Charged with Sexual Assault

According to KYMA News, a Gadsden Elementary School District band teacher has been charged for sexually assaulting a minor.

Felix Armenta, 41-years-old, is the year-round band teacher and band camp instructor. Details regarding the abuse have not been released. The school district released a statement saying there is an investigation underway.

Armenta was taken into custody by the San Luis Police Department. He faces 10 counts of sexual conduct with a minor. Armenta is being held on a $100,000 cash-only bond.

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Legal Options of Students Sexually Abused by a Teacher

Attorney contributor Kevin Biniazan is an experienced sexual assault attorney who represents victims in civil lawsuits. Below, Kevin provides commentary on the legal right of victims abused sexually by a school employee.

“There is a legal obligation to protect students enrolled acquired by schools and their administration. As a result, schools must do everything possible to limit and prevent sexual abuse from occurring. To prevent abuse, schools should implement safety measures such as cameras and guards. Unfortunately, predators often seek out positions of power and trust in schools to abuse students sexually. Schools must ensure they run background checks to prevent predators from working in their schools.”

“If a school fails to provide adequate safety measures, it may be deemed liable in any sexual abuse the occurs by an employee. A school could be deemed liable due to negligence. An example of negligence is if previous misconduct complaints were filed but not properly investigated. Victims sexually abused by a teacher should acquire the services of an experienced sexual assault attorney to learn their legal options. In cases of negligence, victims and their families should know they may have grounds for a civil lawsuit against the school.”



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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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