07.08.13

Concord California Teacher Charged with Molesting 11 Students

Posted in Abuse at 11:39 am by kevin

Both criminal and civil charges have been filed against a Mount Diablo school district teacher in Concord, California. The 4th and 5th grade school teachers has been jailed and charged with 91 felony counts of molesting 11 former students between 2006 and 2013.

According to the Mercury News, “A lawsuit filed against the Mt. Diablo school district alleges that administrators ignored complaints of misconduct by Concord elementary schoolteacher Joseph Andrew Martin years before police began investigating him for child molestation.

“In a civil suit filed Monday morning against Martin, the school district and 10 unnamed mandated reporters, attorney Daniel Horowitz likens Woodside Elementary School teacher Joseph Andrew Martin’s classroom to Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch and writes that ‘numerous parents and teachers made reports to supervisors and other persons with both the ability and authority to protect the children and that these reports were largely ignored.’”

The teacher has pled not-guilty to all charges.

 

References

http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-courts/ci_23619460/lawsuit-alleges-mt-diablo-school-district-brushed-off