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Lawsuit Alleges LAUSD Failed To Protect Children From Teacher Convicted Of Molesting Minors

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A former student at 96th Street Elementary is filing suit against the Los Angeles Unified School District claiming the district did not do enough to stop a first grade teacher convicted of molesting minors.

Louis Moreno
Louis Moreno, a former teacher at 96th Street Elementary School, pleaded guilty in 1993 to 11 counts of sexual battery against minors under the age of 14. (CBSLA)

The plaintiff, identified only as Jane Doe, claims Louis Moreno, a former teacher at the elementary school, sexually violated her from 1989 to 1991.

Back in 1993, Moreno pleaded guilty to 11 counts of sexual battery against minors under the age of 14, but the victim claims the district was aware of Moreno's behavior and did nothing to stop it.

"This school district is incapable of protecting little kids," attorney Luis Carrillo said. "This school district hires perverts who abuse, sexually abuse the little kids and leaves the kids traumatized for the rest of their lives."

Another alleged victim has also sued the district for negligence in connection with Moreno.

LAUSD said that it had not yet been served with the suit and does not comment on pending litigation, though it said the "safety and well-being of our students remains our top priority."

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