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Omar Hernandez Galeana, Campus Supervisor, Arrested for Sexual Assault Diegueño Middle School Student
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Encinitas, CA – A campus supervisor at Diegueño Middle School in Encinitas has been arrested for sexual assault following an off-campus encounter with a 12-year-old. The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed the arrest and subsequent charges against the accused, Omar Hernandez Galeana, aged 21.

Middle School Campus Supervisor Arrested for Alleged Child Molestation

According to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department’s Child Abuse Unit, a report was received indicating that Galeana had engaged with the 12-year-old outside of school hours. This report prompted an immediate investigation, leading to Galeana’s arrest on Sunday. He now faces two charges: lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14 and employing a minor to sell marijuana.

Due to the age of the victim involved, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department has refrained from disclosing further details surrounding the incident. Galeana is currently being held on $1 million bail as the investigation unfolds.

Middle School Terminates Suspected Sexual Abuser

Upon learning of the arrest, the San Dieguito Union High School District promptly terminated Galeana’s employment. Anne Staffieri, the district’s Superintendent, issued a message to parents on Monday morning, assuring them of the commitment to keep them informed of any developments.

Superintendent Addresses Sexual Assault Allegations

“As always, we are committed to keeping parents and families informed whenever issues arise that may affect students,” wrote Staffieri. “As this matter is part of an ongoing investigation, we are extremely limited in terms of the information we can share about the former employee and the allegations. This terribly unfortunate situation should not be a discussion on social media as that will not help law enforcement with their investigation, and it serves only to compromise the privacy of those involved.”

According to a recent job posting from the San Dieguito Union High School District, a campus supervisor is a security personnel responsible for maintaining a secure environment within the campus boundaries. The district emphasizes the requirement of a successful background check post-offer for individuals applying for this position.

Series of Arrests Involving San Diego School Employees

The arrest of Galeana marks the third incident in just one week involving the arrest of an employee connected to San Diego County schools. The recent arrests highlight the urgent need for vigilance and stringent measures to ensure the safety and well-being of students.

Law enforcement agencies continue to investigate these cases, and concerned individuals are urged to cooperate fully and refrain from speculating on social media platforms, as it hampers the investigative process and compromises the privacy of those involved.

Seeking Accountability: Attorney Discusses Civil Options for Student Victims of Coach Abuse

In light of the disturbing allegations against a campus supervisor at an Encinitas middle school,  we brought in sexual abuse attorney Bobby Thompson, Esq. to further explain the legal options available to students who have been abused by a school employee. Thompson, an experienced California-based lawyer, provided valuable guidance on the steps victims can take to hold responsible parties accountable through civil litigation.

Laurence Banville, Esq. (LB): Thank you for joining us, Bobby. Given the recent arrest of the campus supervisor charged with child molestation, what legal options are available for students who have been abused by a school employee?

Bobby Thompson, Esq. (BT): Thank you, Laurence. It’s a pleasure to be here and discuss this crucial topic. When it comes to students who have suffered abuse by school employees, it’s essential to understand that they have legal recourse through civil litigation. Victims can pursue justice and hold the liable parties accountable for their actions.

LB: That’s certainly important information. Could you delve into the process of filing a civil case for these students?

BT: Absolutely. It’s crucial for victims to reach out to an experienced attorney who specializes in sexual abuse cases. These attorneys have the expertise and knowledge to guide victims through the legal process. The attorney will gather evidence, interview witnesses, and build a strong case against the responsible parties.

LB: That sounds like a significant step towards seeking justice. What can victims expect from a civil case?

BT: Victims should understand that a civil case seeks to provide compensation for the harm they have endured. This includes damages for physical and emotional suffering, medical expenses, therapy costs, and even punitive damages in some cases. The goal is to ensure that victims receive the support they need to heal and move forward in their lives.

LB: It’s reassuring to know that victims have the opportunity to pursue financial compensation for their suffering. Are there any specific legal considerations when filing a civil case against liable parties?

BT: Yes, Laurence. It’s important to note that each case is unique, and the legal considerations can vary. However, in California, there may be specific statutes of limitations that victims need to be aware of. It’s critical to consult with an attorney promptly to ensure that their rights are protected and that they meet any necessary deadlines.

LB: Thank you, Bobby, for your valuable input and guidance on this important matter. Our readers will undoubtedly find this conversation enlightening and empowering.

Seek Legal Support Today: Contact Us for a Free Consultation

For victims of child sexual abuse and their families, the path forward can seem daunting and overwhelming. However, it’s crucial to remember that you are not alone, and there are resources and legal avenues available to help you seek the justice and accountability you deserve. If you or someone you know has been the victim of abuse by a coach or other school employee, we encourage you to reach out for a free, confidential consultation. Our team of experienced sexual abuse attorneys is dedicated to fighting for the rights of survivors and ensuring that responsible parties are held accountable. Take the first step towards healing and justice – contact us today.

Source:

https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/encinitas-middle-school-employee-arrested-for-sex-assault-of-12-year-old-sdso/3472207/

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