Saugus High School Sub Teacher Suspended, Arrested on Sex Abuse Charges
Attorney Commentary: In the second part of this story, school sexual abuse attorney Brian Kent discusses the legal rights of teacher sex abuse victims and their families.
A Sargus High School substitute teacher was arrested and suspended by the school this week for allegedly having oral sex with a student.
28-year-old David Cornish was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of felonious oral copulation with a person under the age of 16.
In a news release regarding the arrest, the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department said that an unlawful sexual relationship between the teacher and student is suspected to have happened between April and May of this year.
The William S. Hart Union High School District says it suspended Cornish after they were notified of the allegations.
Police have not found any evidence of other victims at this time.
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Commentary From a Lawyer for Students Sexually Abused by Teachers
Attorney contributor Brian Kent is an experienced sex abuse victim lawyer who represents school sex abuse victims and their families in civil lawsuits. Brian has offered to share some commentary on the legal rights of these victims and families:
Sexual abuse of students by school employees is a nationwide crisis that has affected schools in all 50 states. School officials must take this crisis seriously and must do everything they can to protect their students from becoming victims. When a teacher is accused of sexual misconduct involving students, the allegations must be taken seriously, reported, and investigated.
In some school sex abuse cases, the abuse may not have happened if not for negligence by the school. For example, a school might be considered negligent if officials had ignored previous reports of inappropriate behavior by a teacher towards students. In cases of negligence, victims and their families may have grounds for a lawsuit.
If you or a loved one has been sexually abused by a teacher or another school staff member, you can learn more about your legal rights in a free consultation with one of our experienced sex abuse victim lawyers.
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