Parents of ten year old Jane Doe allege that O.B. Whaley Elementary School teacher Craig Chandler allegedly molested their child over the course of the 2010-2011 school year period.
Online PR News – 28-August-2012 – San Jose, CA – The molestation victims' rights law firm of Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard is reporting that it has filed notice with the Evergreen Elementary School District asking that the ten year old child molestation victim of O.B. Whaley teacher Craig Chandler be compensated for the nine months of molestation and abuse to which she was subjected by Chandler.
According to the "Application for Leave to Submit Late Claim", child molestation victims' attorney and advocate Robert Allard is asking the school district to formally take responsibility for Chandler's actions by accepting the Government Tort Claim and be accountable for its part in the alleged Craig Chandler molestation of O.B. Whaley students.
"Too many people have already put the District in a precarious financial position by failing to report Chandler's actions to law enforcement. It's time for the District to look out for the best interests of kids, take responsibility for the molestations, and stop wasting further money on legal fees", said Allard.
According to the Government Tort Claim served on the District, the ten year old victim, identified as Jane Doe was falsely imprisoned and blindfolded by Chandler. At that time, Chandler allegedly asked the victim what kind of candy she liked and proceeded to place various things in her mouth. Ultimately, Chandler placed his penis in her mouth and instructed her not to bite down and chew it. This practice was repeated on at least ten (10) other occasions. Jane Doe is one of the five victims identified by the District Attorney in its criminal charges against Chandler (Santa Clara County Superior Court, Case #C1223754). Also facing criminal charges is the principal of O.B. Whaley, Lyn Vijayendran, who is accused of failing to report the suspected child molestation despite being a mandated reporter.
"The current laws favor school districts by discouraging the reporting of suspected cases of child molestation as the victims, even minors, have only one year from the date of the molestation to report such crimes. It's in the best interests of school officials to fail to report such crimes and consequently avoid accountability from civil lawsuits. Our law firm will subpoena emails and other internal documents along with deposing top administrators and teachers to find out who knew what about Chandler's molestation actions and when they knew about it. Too many children have been hurt by this School District's actions", said Allard.
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The San Jose, California law firm of Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard is currently representing victims of USA Swimming coaching sexual abuse along with victims of the Trace Child Development Center in San Jose, California, and the family of a young Canadian teenager lured via the Internet to the United States by a Silicon Valley executive. Corsiglia McMahon & Allard is included in the US News & Best Lawyers - "Best Law Firms" 2011-12 law firm rankings.