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Santa Ana, California - Century High School Volleyball Coach Omar Rojas Pleads Guilty to Sexually Assaulting 4 Students

Century High School in Santa Ana
Published: June 14, 2019
By: Stephen Hayward
Last Updated on November 25, 2020

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 Bobby Thompson is a former sex crimes prosecutors who now specializes in helping survivors find justice in school sex abuse lawsuits. Here is Bobby 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.

Sources:

https://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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Editor: Stephen Hayward has been with LegalHerald.com for almost 5 years. Stephen has a masters in English from Harvard and has been writing in the legal space for the last 7 years. Stephen has covered a range of topics including following mass torts and sexual assault lawsuits. Contact Stephen: [email protected] 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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