Former Kenan High School Teacher, Coach Both Arrested on Sex Crime Charges Involving Students
Attorney Analysis: In the second part of this story, school sex abuse lawyer Brian Kent discusses the legal rights of student sex abuse victims and their families.
A former teacher and a former volleyball coach at James Kenan High School in Warsaw, NC have both been arrested and charged with felony sexual activity with a student.
Former teacher Jessica Daughtry was charged with two felony counts of that offense, while former volleyball coach Angelica Castro Favela was charged with one felony count.
Several former students are involved in the charges, the State Bureau of Investigation said in a press release.
The alleged sexual activity happened off school grounds between 2017 and 2018, according to the release.
The SBI started investigating these allegations in October 2019 on request by the Duplin County District Attorney’s Office.
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Abuse Guardian Video on James Kenan High School Sex Abuse Case
Legal Options For Victims of Sexual Abuse by School Employees
Attorney contributor Brian Kent is a sex abuse victim lawyer who has represented student victims of sexual abuse by teachers, coaches, and other school employees. Here is Brian with some thoughts on the legal rights of these victims:
Our nation’s schools have widespread issues with sexual abuse by teachers, coaches, and other school employees. School officials have a legal duty to take this crisis seriously and to make sure their students are safe from preventable sexual abuse.
When a school employee is charged with sex crimes involving students, the school should also be investigated for possible negligence. Some of these crimes may not have happened if not for negligence by school officials – such as ignoring previous complaints of inappropriate behavior involving the employee. In cases of negligence, the victims may have grounds for a lawsuit.
If you or a loved one is a victim of sexual abuse by a school employee, you can learn more about your family’s legal options in a free consultation with one of our experienced sex abuse victim lawyers.
James Kenan High School in Warsaw, NC
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