An assistant wrestling coach, Matthew Michael Bautista, from North High School in Torrance, California has been arrested for having sexual relations with a 16 year old student. The alleged abuse occurred during 2016. Read the entire news story at http://bit.ly/2eR6oa6.
The news account points out that the arrest of Mr. Bautista came just one day after Torrance High School Wrestling coach Thomas Snider was convicted of numerous sexual abuse-related charges with 25 boys. The sexual abuse of students by teachers has been a serious problem in LA County for many years and it is a problem that plagues public and private schools around the nation. Sexual abuse of students causes many long term emotional and psychological problems for the students as they mature into adulthood – problems that can stay with them for their lifetime. The sexual abuse of students needs to be aggressive ly addressed by schools to insure their students can learn in a safe environment. Schools need to be held responsible and accountable in a court of law for the injuries caused when one of their students is sexually abused by a teacher or coach.