Last Updated: 7/13/2020
Police in Santa Ana say that a 23-year-old after-school instructor who worked at Greenville Elementary School sexually abused four students and detectives suspect that there may be additional victims. In October, Eddy Bustamante Infante was arrested at his home on suspicion of aggravated sexual assault and booked at the Orange County Jail with bail set at $1 million.
Infante began working as an after-school instructional provider and teacher’s aide at Greenville in 2015. A 12-year-old female victim told investigators that Infante sexually assaulted her during an after-school program when she was 10 years old. This alleged incident was not immediately reported. Detectives began a full investigation and discovered three additional victims.
Detectives are worried there could be additional victims and have encouraged anyone with information to contact Detective J. Guidry at (714) 245-8530.
Attorney contributor Bobby Thompson, is a sex abuse attorney who is experienced in helping victims of teacher sex abuse cases find justice against their attackers and third parties who enabled them. We’ve asked him for some thoughts on the options for legal recourse available to survivors of child sexual abuse in schools:
“Like many environments where adults interact with children, our school’s occupation and volunteer positions also draw sexual offenders who exploit their trusted roles as a means of committing awful crimes. When a student is sexually abused by a school employee, there are a lot of concerns that must be addressed. In cases where the school is considered negligent, the victims and their families may have grounds for a lawsuit against the school district,” explained Mr. Thompson.