California elite boarding school faces sexual abuse charges


California police are investigating the allegations Sexual abuse And the misconduct of a former employee of one of the country’s highest private boarding schools.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office and the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office have been investigating former employees of the company. Kate School Since April, due to suspected sexual abuse and misconduct on school property.

This school is located on a large campus in Carpinteria. It costs US$53,750 per year for day students and US$68,150 per year for boarding students. California.

According to a police statement, the investigation began after the Sheriff’s Office received reports from authorized reporters outside the school who “representative of assault survivors”.

The Sheriff’s Office stated that since the investigation began, “Detectives have identified several sexual assault survivors in this case. They are all current and former students of Kate School.”

Investigators issued a search warrant on the school campus on June 24 to collect further evidence related to these allegations.

The Sheriff’s Office is also working to identify any other possible victims. It believes that there are others who have not yet been identified, and urges anyone with information to get in touch with them.

The police confirmed that “we will not reveal the identity of the suspect during the investigation to protect the integrity of the case and ensure justice for the survivors.”

In a statement sent to the campus community Los Angeles Times, The head of the school, Ben Williams, confirmed that the facility “is cooperating with the local law enforcement agency’s investigation into a former employee’s alleged sexual misconduct. The employee worked at Cate School for six months and terminated his employment in February 2020.

“According to the request of the Sheriff’s Department, we will not disclose the name of the suspect to protect the integrity of pending criminal investigations.”

The survey was announced two weeks later at Thatcher School (a boarding facility in Ojai, California with an annual income of $64,700) Published a 91-page report Acknowledges that the college has had approximately 20 allegations of various sexual misconduct since the 1980s.

The report described incidents described by students, including unwelcome touches, fumbles, and inappropriate comments, and accused the administrator of covering up these incidents.

Daniel W. Yih, chairman of Thacher’s board of directors, confirmed in a letter accompanying the report that all the alleged teachers are no longer employed by elite institutions.

The board added in a statement: “The impact on students is profound. Many people have suffered lasting harm not only because of sexual misconduct itself, but also because of the school’s handling of misconduct.”

Weekly newspaper Contacted Kate School and the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office for comments.

An archive photo of an empty classroom. California police are investigating allegations of sexual abuse and misconduct against a former employee of Kate School, one of the country’s top private boarding schools.
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