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Century High School in Santa Ana

A volleyball coach at Century High School in Santa Ana has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting 4 girls.

Century High School Volleyball Coach Guilty of Sexually Assaulting 4 Players

A volleyball coach at Century High School in Santa Ana has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting four underage girls who played on his team. 28-year-old Omar Rojas was sentenced to a year in jail following his guilty plea.

Rojas was arrested in August 2018 and accused of having sex with three underage girls from the school’s volleyball team. A fourth victim was later discovered and added to the charges.

He already had a year’s worth of credit behind bars since that arrest but agreed to waive that credit as part of the plea deal.

In addition to the year behind bars, Rojas must register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

Rojas also worked as a school security officer for the school district’s police force. However, he was not in this position at the time of the assaults.

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Are Schools Liable For Sexual Abuse by Employees?

Attorney contributor Brian Kent of AbuseGuardian.com is a former sex crimes prosecutors who now specializes in helping survivors find justice in civil lawsuits. Here is Brian with a few general thoughts regarding the legal options available to victims of sex abuse by teachers, coaches, and other school staff members:

Every school has a legal duty to protect their students from sexual predators. Preventative measures like background checks can help reduce the risk of students becoming victimized.

While not all cases of staff members abusing students may have been preventable, many only occur due to the school’s failure to meet this legal duty. In these types of cases, the victims and their families could have grounds for a lawsuit.

If you or your child has been sexually abused by a school employee, you can learn more about your family’s legal options by speaking to an experienced sex abuse victims lawyer.

Location of Century High School in Santa Ana, CA

News Coverage From ABC 13

Sources

http://www.ocregister.com/former-high-school-coach-security-guard-in-santa-ana-pleads-guilty-to-having-sex-with-students

https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-santa-ana-district-officer-20180807-story.html

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