LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Sexual abuse allegations have rocked another LAUSD school.
At a press conference Wednesday, the alleged victim’s distressed mother — who only wanted to be known as “Carmen” — broke down several times.
Carmen’s son is now in the 4th grade and alleges that a teacher’s aide molested and sexually abused him in the bathroom of the Glenfeliz Boulevard Elementary School four years ago.
“This has affected the whole family,” she said, choking back tears. “I never expected to find something like this.”
The school’s principal sent a letter home today advising parents that the accused aide is no longer working at the school, pending a complete investigation.
Luis Carillo, an attorney for the family, said “We are hoping other witnesses to this immense tragedy come forward, to cooperate with the LAPD and their investigation.”
The lawyer said the boy was molested by this teacher’s aide “numerous times.” The boy alleges the teacher’s aide told him “he better be quiet, or else,” reported Dave Lopez for CBS2 and KCAL9.
Carillo produced a police report, dated Oct. 8th of this year. The LAPD confirmed an investigation was on-going.
Why the four year gap?
Carillo says the boy reported the incident right away, to the school’s principal, and that police were called. Lopez reported the principal and teacher’s aide were allegedly interviewed and the boy was also taken to the police station and questioned.
The boy’s mother insisted today she had no knowledge of this: “Nobody notified anything to me.”
LAPD and LAUSD would not comment on anything regarding this case, other than to say there was an investigation taking place, reported Lopez.
The boy’s attorney said he had a nightmare in early October bringing the story to light.
His lawyer immediately filed a motion requesting a restraining order.
That request was granted, reported Lopez, quoting the attorney “to protect this young child from the teacher’s aide.”