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Compton teacher accused in another sex scandal; victim's dad talks

March 12, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Another Southern California teacher is under investigation in an alleged sexual misconduct case, this time at a Compton middle school, and the alleged victim's father is speaking out for the first time.

The latest allegations involve an unidentified male teacher and a female student at Davis Middle School. For now, the teacher has been removed from the school.

"I don't feel my daughter is safe now in the schools," said Gregorio Sanchez, father of the alleged victim.

Sanchez said he told school officials that a teacher made inappropriate sexual comments to his daughter last month during P.E. class. He claims that investigation went nowhere. Last Friday, Sanchez says his daughter told him she was afraid to go to school because the same teacher had allegedly touched her.

"I asked, 'How (did) he touch you?' And she said, 'He touched me nasty dad,'" Sanchez said.

Interim Superintendent Karen E. Frison was informed on Friday of the allegation of inappropriate sexual behavior. Officials say after Frison was notified, the teacher was placed on administrative leave immediately.

"The District takes all allegations very seriously, and we are committed to ensuring that the safety of all students, staff, and community members remains a top priority," Frison said in a statement. "We are giving the Sheriff's Department our full support as these allegations are investigated."

Parents at the school said they wondered if their students were safe at any school.

"I have a daughter here, and she's in sports, and she's here after school, so I'm very concerned about what's going on at the school and how they're handling it," said parent Tasha Coleman.

The school district has not released any other details about the allegations.

Detectives with the L.A. County Sheriff's Department Special Victims Units want to hear from other potential victims. Anyone with information is urged to call (877) 710-LASD.

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