in Child Abuse Case
September 3, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Joe Scott, Director of Communications
Sandi Gibbons, Public Information Officer
Jane Robison, News Secretary
ANGELES – One of two LAUSD administrators who allegedly failed
to report information about a sexual encounter between a teacher and
student pleaded no contest today, the District Attorney’s Office
Deputy District Attorney Juliet Schmidt of the Public Integrity
Division said Jesus I. Angulo, 35, pleaded to one misdemeanor count
of failure to report child abuse. The plea was not part of a
negotiated settlement with the District Attorney’s Office.
Commissioner Michael Garcia sentenced the defendant to two years of
probation and 100 hours of community service. The defendant also was
ordered to pay $120 fine.
Codefendant Maria Sotomayor, 36, is due to return on Sept. 9 for a
In May, charges were filed against Angulo, principal of South East
High School in South Gate, and Sotomayor, assistant principal. The
charges against Angulo and Sotomayor, both of Downey, stemmed from
an incident in March 2007 when a substitute teacher allegedly had
sex with a female student.
The substitute teacher, Jesus Salvador Saenz, 31, was charged in
March with one felony count of unlawful sexual intercourse with a
minor. The defendant, charged in case No. TA095986, was held to
answer to the charge Aug. 28 following a preliminary hearing. Deputy
District Attorney Simone Shay of Compton Branch Office has been
assigned to prosecute the case.
Angulo and Sotomayor allegedly learned of the offense seven months
later, but failed to report the information as required by law and
Los Angeles Unified School District policy.
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