The Legal Herald Logo
Legal Analysis By Attorneys
Breaking Legal News

Virginia Beach, VA - Ocean Lakes High School Social Studies Teacher, Robert Weisenbeck, Arrested For Sexually Abusing Child

Virginia Beach, VA - Ocean Lakes High School Social Studies Teacher, Robert Weisenbeck, Arrested For Sexually Abusing Child
Published: February 4, 2022
By: Darla Medina
Last Updated on February 4, 2022

High School Teacher Charged With Child Sex Crime

13 News Now has reported that a teacher has been arrested for alleged sexual abuse while a teacher at Ocean Lakes High School located at 885 Schumann Dr, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454. 

On December 22, 2021, Robert Weisenbeck was arrested for sexually abusing a child in his care. Police were made aware of the abuse on November 5, 2021. However, the abuse was said to have occurred between June 1 and July 31, 2016. 

Weisenbeck taught AP Human Geography at the high school and had not returned since winter break. He is now suspended pending the results of the criminal case. Parents received very little information regarding the alleged misconduct on Friday; even the teacher's name was missing. Many parents were concerned because Weisenbeck had taken students on international trips. One trip in 2019 included 16 students as they traveled to Greece and Italy. 

Hello. My name is Kevin Biniazan. I am licensed to practice law in Arizona and Virginia. If you or a loved one needs legal assistance, I’d be happy to speak with you. Call the number below. It would be my honor to help you. Consultations are free.
(888) 997-3792

Can a High School Be Liable For Sexual Abuse?

Attorney contributor Kevin Biniazan has assisted sexual abuse victims and their families in Virginia for years. As an experienced school sex abuse lawyer, Kevin shared his insight on the legal options available to victims sexually abused at a high school

"Schools have a paramount responsibility to take on the role of parenting child during the school day. This responsibility includes keeping them safe throughout the school day and during school activities. Yet each year, many high school students become victims of sex crimes on campus. This abuse varies from inappropriate touching to inappropriate conversations to sexual assault. Schools and their administration have a legal obligation that includes safety procedures for keeping students safe from preventable threats and hazards, including sexual abuse. School officials should be aware of these potential behaviors and know how to recognize the signs in order to prevent or stop abuse from occurring in the first place. Periodic background checks can help eliminate hiring some sexual predators, but they can slip through the cracks if reports go unchecked. Without a strong commitment to preventing these behaviors, schools can be held liable if their safety measures were found lacking."

"Victims of sexual misconduct of any kind at a high school should consult with an experienced school sex abuse lawyer. Many factors can affect their potential case, including statutes of limitations expiring. Their lawyer will understand these laws and know what is needed to prove that the school or school district was negligent. The victim's lawyer can verify the abuse was foreseeable by looking for prior reports of misconduct that may have been ignored. In cases of negligence where the abuse was foreseeable, a civil lawsuit may allow victims to recover the compensation they deserve.


13 News Now

Got A Tip Or Questions 
About A Story?
Call Us!
The Legal Herald
About the Author
Darla Medina
About Darla Medina
Editor: Darla is a content writer with a focus on the legal field. She covers cases of sexual abuse, drunk driving, and preventable violent crime for the Legal Herald. Contact Darla: 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.
Read some recent posts
Find A Local Lawyer

  • Details
  • Incident

Find A Local Lawyer

Want To Contribute Breaking News? 
Contact Us Today
Legal Herald
10355 Kensington Shore Dr. #102
Orlando, FL 32827
Call: (888) 997-3792
© 2020 The Legal Herald, a division of Eagle Peak Marketing, LLC. All rights reserved.

We would like our readers to know that the information in this story may be sourced from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will correct them if and when they are brought to our attention or we discover them through our editing process. If you have any concerns about this post, please contact us immediately and we will rectify issues. DISCLAIMER: The material contained in this post is for general informational purposes. It is not intended to constitute or express legal or medical advice. Any laws referenced herein are substantially based on general legal principles and may not be applicable to your particular situation. Laws can often be different from one jurisdiction to the next. The Legal Herald is not a law firm. Law firms and lawyers from around the country may apply to become a sponsor or contributor to The Legal Herald.
SitemapMedia RoomDisclaimer / Terms Of Service & Privacy Policy