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Regional Report: San Diego County School Negligent Supervision & Sexual Abuse Allegations

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Child sexual abuse in public schools is widespread. All too often, it goes unreported and teachers, coaches, counselors and school employees get away with unthinkable crimes. Some experts predict that only about 10% of victims of sexual abuse actually report it to someone who can do something.  In some cases, abuse is “swept under the rug” and teachers are transferred to other districts, only to have the opportunity to prey on children again and again. This is called “passing the trash.”

Estey Bomberger is currently accepting public school sexual abuse cases in San Diego County and throughout California. If your child or grandchild has bas been the subject of sexual abuse, contact us immediately to discuss your potential case.

Thousands of educators have lost their teaching licenses and faced criminal charges for sexual misconduct, ranging from lewd acts, filming and distributing child pornography. School districts are responsible for protecting children and ensuring their safety. When they fail to protect, they can be held accountable and financially responsible in a civil lawsuit.

According to publicschoolreview.com, there are 781 public schools in San Diego County, serving 500,331 students. This includes 114 public charter schools. Additionally, there are 329 private schools, serving 46,068 students.

Estey Bomberger regularly monitors news reports and lawsuits involving public and private schools throughout the country. The following reports are for schools located in San Diego County, CA. If your child has been sexually abused or negligently supervised and you would like more information about your legal rights in a civil suit, contact us for a free consultation.

      • armynavyARMY AND NAVY ACADEMY (CARLSBAD)
        2605 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008
        Jeffrey S. Barton, a former top administrator at Army and Navy Academy, was was arrested in October 2013 and booked into the Vista jail on 16 felony counts, 14 of them oral copulation with a minor by force, and two counts of sodomy with a minor by force. Barton, 55, resigned in June after working 18 years at the school. In May 2015, a judge agreed to delay Barton’s trial until September to give attorneys for the defendant more time to investigate the case. A mistrial was declared in November 2015. News Source: UT San Diego, San Diego Reader UT San Diego (May 2015 update), City News Service (November 2015 update)
      • albahighschoolALBA HIGH SCHOOL (NORTH PARK)
        4041 Oregon St, San Diego, CA 92104
        Lucas Jubb, 35, a full-time counselor at ALBA High School in North Park, was arrested on December 11, 2013 and booked on two felony counts of having sex with a minor. Jubb, a 35-year-old Pacific Beach resident, started working at the school in 2002 as a clerk and was rehired in October 2007 as a licensed mental health clinician through the mental health resource center. News Source: NBC San Diego, 10 News.
      • CLAIREMONT HIGH SCHOOL  (SAN DIEGO)
        4150 Ute Dr, San Diego, CA 92117
        Danielle Walls, a 27-year-old history teacher, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Walls admitted to giving her 16-year-old student cocaine and alcohol and having sex with him at multiple locations — including his car — over the course of an 8-month period when she taught at Clairemont High School. Walls served six and a half months in jail. News Source: 10 News.
      • DEHESA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (EL CAJON)
        4612 Dehesa Rd, El Cajon, CA 92019
        Robert Noel Anderson, 58, a fourth and sixth grade teacher at Dehesa Elementary School, was arrested at his Allied Gardens home in September 2014, and charged with eight counts of child molestation covering a decade. News Source: NBC San Diego.
      • Hamilton Elementary School (City Heights)
        2807 Fairmount Ave, San Diego, CA 92105
        A negligent supervision lawsuit filed in October 2013 claimed an act of bullying escalated into one kindergarten student allegedly molesting another in a school bathroom. News Source: NBC San Diego.
      • Helix High School (San Diego)
        Jessica Ashley Kahal, 22, a former music teacher and band director at Helix High, was accused in October 2007 of having sex with a 17-year-old student. She was sentenced to three years probation and ordered to perform 400 hours of volunteer work, get psychological counseling and avoid contact with anyone under 18.
        News Source: 10 News, UT San Diego.
      • LA JOLLA COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL (La Jolla)
        9490 Genesee Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037
        Cesar Don Juan-Flores, a 26-year-old boy’s basketball coach, was arrested in August, 2007, on suspicion of having sexual intercourse with a 17-year-old female student, San Diego police said.  He was sentenced in February 2008 to 180 days in jail and placed on probation for three years. Judge Stephanie Sontag did not require him to register as a sex offender. News Source: 10 News, UT San Diego.
      • MADISON HIGH SCHOOL (CLAIREMONT MESA)
        4833 Doliva Dr San Diego, CA 92117
        A student and a softball coach allegedly had a lesbian relationship, and the mother complained to the principal and school district, but it went nowhere. News Source: CBS News.
      • SCHOOL OF CREATIVE & PERFORMING ARTS (PARADISE HILLS)
        2425 Dusk Dr, San Diego, CA 92139
        John Kyujoon Lee, 40, San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts teacher, carried on a two-year sexual relationship with a student, beginning when she was 16. He pleaded guilty April 11, 2007 to four felony charges, including one count each of statutory rape and digital penetration and two counts of oral copulation. He was sentenced to 16 months in prison. Source: UT San Diego
      • WEST HILLS HIGH SCHOOL (SANTEE)
        56 Mast Blvd, Santee, CA 92071
        John Holler, a 15-year veteran English teacher at West Hills High School, was arrested in November 2007 on suspicion of molesting and having sexual relations with a female student. Most of the alleged sexual acts occurred in and around Santee during after-school hours and in Holler’s Ford Focus. The 41-year-old former teacher was sentenced in April 2008 to six months in jail and three years probation. News Source: 10 News, UT San Diego.  
      • WOLF CANYON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (CHULA VISTA)
        1950 Wolf Canyon Loop, Chula Vista, CA 91913
        John Raymond Kinloch, 43, a teacher at Wolf Canyon Elementary School in Chula Vista, was arrested in November 2012 after agents from the San Diego Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force searched his San Ysidro home. According to prosecutors, Kinloch posed as a girl while posing on a website called “MeetMe” and persuaded boys to undress during live one-on-one webcam conversations. Kinlock was originally charged with molesting one student, but four more victims came forward. The first molestation occurred in 2004 or 2005, when a student was just 8 years old. Kinloch is due to be sentenced July 24th. He faces more than 400 years in prison when he is sentenced. News Source: 760 KFMB

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