A revelation, huh? Once again, parents learn about yet another monster in the classroom--not from the district or police--but via rumors and the media. Not good!! How many little victims might be overlooked during the time that's elapsed since the arrest? In a transient county like LA, how many move away? Not good at all.


L.A. Unified responds to allegations of sex abuse by Pacoima teacher
February 10, 2012

"Los Angeles Unifed responded Friday to the revelation that another teacher, this one at a Pacoima elementary school, faces charges of sexual abuse by condemning the allegations and saying the teacher had been removed from the classroom before his arrest. Paul Chapel, a third-grade teacher at Telfair Elementary School, had been charged with 15 counts of lewd acts and continuous sexual abuse with three girls and one boy, each younger than 14, between Sept. 13, 2010, and April 15, 2011..."


"....The charges were not publicized and parents at the school weren't informed. The allegations surrounding Chapel were initially reported Thursday by the Los Angeles Daily News. At the time the allegations were raised, the district said it was instructed by Los Angeles police to not proceed with any internal investigation or release any information about the case...."

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