Christopher Bacca, 26, was awarded with “teacher of the year” at Windy Hill Elementary in Jacksonville, Florida in 2012. However, he was fired after being accused of sexually abusing a student.
School board member Tommy Hazouri stated, “What we’ve seen as a result of it is that while he was a good teacher, he certainly had a dark side to him… What happened was a parade of horribles that shouldn’t happen to any child.”
Bacca was arrested and charged with sexual battery on a minor as well as indecent and lecherous behavior.
If you or someone you know has been a victim of child sexual abuse, contact a JacksonWhite personal injury attorney. We can fight to get you compensation to help with the recovery process. Call (480)648-8928 to schedule a free and confidential consultation with Phoenix personal injury lawyer Jared Everton.
In early February, California attorney, Lois Carrillo announced that he had filed a claim against the Los Angeles Unified School District on behalf of two girls and one boy that were victims of sexual assault at Miramonte Elementary School in downtown Los Angeles.
Parents protested outside of the elementary school after learning about lewd conduct crimes made by two teachers. Mark Berndt was charged with committing such acts on 23 children aged 6-10 between 2005 and 2010.
Four days after Berndt’s arrest, another Miramonte teacher, Martin Springer, was arrested on suspicion of molestation. Springer has taught second grade at Miramonte for 26 years.
While investigators say that there is no known connection between the two cases, the Los Angeles Times reported that Berndt and Springer know each other and have taken their classes on multiple joint field trips in the past decade. How could these perpetrators be employed teaching our children?
Sexual abuse cases in schools are more common than most people think, and it is the responsibility of school districts to ensure that your child will be safe from sexual predators. If your child has been subject to any sexual abuse by a teacher or school employee, I urge you to contact an experienced Arizona School Sexual Abuse attorney ASAP. Call 480-648-8928 to schedule a FREE consultation with school injury lawyer, Jared Everton today.
When female teachers engage in sexual relations with their students, it is much less likely that the student will report the affair than if the genders of the student and the teacher were reversed. This may be consequence of societal influences; the boys may think they will seem week if they have been victimized.
Female teachers become involved with male students far more often than people think. Take for instance the special education teacher at Rice Lake Middle School in Wisconsin, Andrea Ebert, who molested two under-age students. Or 43-year-old Pamela Deihl-Moore in New Jersey who was sentenced to three years in prison for having a six-month sexual relationship with one of her 13-year-old students while he was in the seventh grade. And finally, the science teacher from San Bernardino, Tanya Joan Hadden, who was arrested after she was found at a Las Vegas hotel with a 15-year-old boy from her class.
In cases like these, the students are often unable to understand the long-term consequences of being victims of sexual abuse. Most are left emotionally scarred for many years following the incident. These relationships frequently affect the student’s social and academic lives, harming their potential to succeed after graduation.
If you have any reason to suspect that your child may have been molested by a teacher at their school, please, protect your child by contacting an experienced Arizona sexual abuse attorney immediately. If you have had to seek psychological counseling for your child’s injuries, you may be entitled to damages. Call (480)-648-8928 to schedule a FREE consultation with school injury attorney, Jared Everton today!