HPTN: New LAUSD Lawsuit Alleges El Sereno Teacher Molested At Least 3 Students


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EL SERENO (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles Unified School District faced a new lawsuit Thursday after three students alleged a former teacher sexually abused them, according to a Los Angeles Times report.

Louis Carrillo, the lead defense attorney in the lawsuit, claims teacher Armando Gonzalez may have abused as many as 15 children while employed at El Sereno Elementary School.

The plaintiffs said they were molested between 2008 and 2010, however, they only reported the abuse recently, according to the paper.

The lawsuit alleges that the LAUSD was alerted to allegations of Gonzalez touching, fondling and kissing young girls on the lips dating back to 2007.

The district moved to fire him in 2012, but he contested and ultimately resigned last week without reaching a settlement, the paper said.

Carrillo also represented dozens families and victims in the $27 million LAUSD settlement over alleged teacher misconduct at Miramonte Elementary School.

The claims stem from allegations of sexual abuse at the school by former third grade teacher Mark Berndt. The 61-year-old was arrested in January 2012 and criminally charged with molesting 23 students between the ages of 7 and 10 years old over a five-year period at the school.

Additional suits involving the school are still pending.

Carrillo planned to release additional details regarding the Gonzalez lawsuit at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

The LAUSD declined to comment on the case.



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