BUENA PARK (CBSLA.com) — Police Thursday announced the arrest of a 43-year-old teacher who is suspected of sexually assaulting one of his students.

According to the Buena Park Police Department, Jason Gorski, of Fort Mill, S.C., was arrested June 21 on suspicion of committing continuous sexual abuse of a child.

Gorski is accused of sexually abusing one of his students from 2007 to 2009 while the victim was 12 years old.

During this time, he worked as a school teacher at Southestern Longview Private School in Long Beach for nearly four years, until April 2007.

Gorski attended Jehovah’s Witness Cypress Congregation for several years and was appointed to become an elder of the congregation in May 2007.

The alleged abuse came to an end when it was reported to the Jehovah’s Witness church.

Gorski was removed in 2009 as an elder from the church, but he continued to attend services at the congregation.

In 2010, he relocated moved to South Carolina and became a member of a nearby Jehovah’s Witness congregation.

The case was recently reported to police.

Police believe additional victims who have not yet reported their abuse may exist.

Any additional victims, or those with knowledge of Gorski’s abuse, have been urged to contact the Buena Park Police Department at (714) 562-3963.

Comments (5)
  1. Michael says:

    As one of Jehovah’s Witnesses I want to apologize to the victim. This former elder should be in prison! The parents or elders should have called the police. This was the mistake made by both parties. Jehovah’s Witnesses should IMMEDIATELY change implement the following policy changes: 1.) Mandatory reporting to police ALL allegations of child sexual abuse. 2.) Mandatory reporting to police ALL confessions of child sexual abuse. 3.) ALL child molesters to be prohibited from going door-to-door. 4.) Lifetime ban from leadership positions or formal appointments. 5) Annual public talk explaining JW child sexual abuse policy, with allowance for questions from the audience. I pray regularly that such changes will be made soon!

  2. Scott Gates says:

    If he was removed as an Elder of the congregation because they knew that he committed these crimes, why didn’t the church report him to the police?

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