Lawsuit Alleges LAUSD Failed To Protect Children From Teacher Convicted Of Molesting 16 Minors

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 16 minors.

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- A former elementary student is suing the LA Unified School District for negligence for not doing more to stop a first grade teacher convicted of molesting 16 minors. Jane Doe claims Luis Moreno, a former teacher at 96th Street Elementary, sexually violated her from 1989 to 1991. Moreno pleaded guilty to 11 counts of sexual battery against minors under 14 back in 1993, but the alleged victim contends the district was aware of Moreno's behavior and did nothing.

LUIS CARRILLO: This school district is incapable of protecting little kids. 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 sued the district for negligence as well in connection with Moreno. We placed a call to LAUSD for comment on the lawsuit. Here is the district's statement. We have not been served with the suit, and we do not comment on pending litigation. However, the safety and well-being of our students remains our top priority.