2nd LA Teacher Accused of Widespread Sex Abuse
Robert Pimentel arrested, accused of abusing 20 students
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 24, 2013 8:10 AM CST
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(Newser) – A fourth-grade teacher who worked for nearly 40 years in the Los Angeles Unified School District has been arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing 20 students, a year after another veteran teacher accused of molesting nearly two dozen students brought national attention to the district and the problem of classroom sex abuse. After a 10-month investigation, eight felony counts of continual sexual abuse and seven counts of lewd acts upon a child were filed yesterday against Robert Pimentel of Newport Beach for abuse that allegedly took place at George De La Torre Jr. Elementary.

Pimentel, 57, left his fourth-grade teaching position last March when allegations arose from several girls who told their parents he inappropriately touched them and police opened an investigation. District officials immediately removed him from campus, but before the official dismissal process could begin, Pimentel, who had worked for the district since 1974, retired. Pimentel is suspected of inappropriately touching the children over and under their clothing; the allegations cover a period between September 2011 and March 2012. He is also suspected of the sexual abuse of one adult.

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HANKHILL
Jan 24, 2013 9:14 PM CST
hang him high by his @@@#####
1freeusa
Jan 24, 2013 8:43 PM CST
we will do back ground checks and personality profiles on cashiers at walmart.. You would think someone with the responsibility of careing for our children during the day would be checked out a hell of a lot better.
realtruth
Jan 24, 2013 11:56 AM CST
How come NO anger here like there would be about Catholic Priest.. Simple.. It is socially acceptable for coaches, teachers and the rest of society to do this.. never admit it..Lie about it.. All you religious haters are cool with this.. If you deny it and don’t admit it… then it doesn’t really happen. The other million times this happens is not real because it never made public.. Washed clean and hidden and forgotten and ignored.. . But a Catholic church, who is trying to come clean..Fess up.. is Blasted by the media and Religious haters because of their honesty.. They have KEPT Records of the offensives!!!!!!!!!!! Think how honest that is compared to the public thinking ” I didn’t do nothing unless I am caught “ way of life. Bet School for School.. Catholic or public… Public is 2x worst..