Guilty! Forrest Miles Stobbe, Los Angeles, California (arrested Aug 2009)

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    Forrest Stobbe, Los Angeles, California, Queen Anne Elementary School, Los Angeles Unified School District, Forrest Miles Stobbe, North Hollywood
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    L.A. Times: L.A. Unified employee faces child molestation charges (Aug 4 2009)

    A Los Angeles Unified School District employee was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly sexually assaulted a 10-year-old student, police said. Forrest Stobbe, 39, who worked at Queen Anne Elementary School, was booked on child abuse charges, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

    L.A. Times: Veteran L.A. teacher accused of sexually assaulting student (Aug 5 2009)

    A veteran Los Angeles Unified fifth-grade teacher is being held today on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old student. Forrest Stobbe, 39, taught at Queen Anne Elementary School in the Mid-Wilshire area for 13 years ... The student told his parents last week that he had been assaulted several times, according to police.
     
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    Our Weekly: LAUSD teacher pleads no contest to molesting a 10-year-old male student (Sept 20 2011)

    A man who taught at a Los Angeles elementary school pleaded no contest today to molesting a 10-year-old male student.
    Forrest Miles Stobbe, 41, pleaded no contest to two counts of lewd act on a child and one count of continuous sexual abuse of a child under 14 ... Stobbe ... is facing 16 years in prison when sentenced Oct. 6 for the crimes that occurred between Oct. 31, 2008, and July 15, 2009.
     
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    CBS Local Los Angeles: Male Teacher, 41, Gets 16 Years In Prison For Molesting Boy, 10 (Oct 20 2011)

    A man who taught at a Los Angeles elementary school was sentenced Thursday to 16 years in prison for molesting a 10-year-old male student. Forrest Miles Stobbe, 41, of North Hollywood pleaded no contest last month to two counts of lewd act on a child and an amended count of continuous sexual abuse of a child under 14 ...
     
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    A man who who taught at Queen Anne Elementary School in Los Angeles was sentenced Thursday to 16 years in state prison for molesting a 10-year-old student. Forrest Miles Stobbe, 41, of North Hollywood was a fifth-grade teacher at the school and was charged with molesting the student during the 2008-2009 school year ...
     
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    There's much more in the L.A. Times article -- I'd suggest reading it all there instead of just this quote.

    L.A. Times: Jury awards $6.9 million to boy molested by L.A. Unified teacher (Dec 19 2012)

    A jury has awarded $6.9 million to a 14-year-old boy who was molested by a Los Angeles Unified School District teacher when he was a fifth-grade student ... Stobbe molested the boy beginning in October 2008, when the 10-year-old was his student, and continued to abuse him through the following July, when he was arrested. Early in the school year, Stobbe befriended the boy, earning his trust, then began to molest him in his classroom in episodes that became more brazen and invasive. He also gave the boy numerous gifts. Stobbe also ingratiated himself with the victim's family, buying the boy season passes to amusement parks, where he would take the boy, then molest him before dropping him off at home. The family appreciated the teacher's interest so much that the boy's father asked his son if Stobbe should become his godfather. It was then that the boy told his father of the abuse, the father testified. The evidence against Stobbe included a jar of petroleum jelly in his school desk that tested positive for the boy's DNA. The boy told police that Stobbe used the jelly as a lubricant for sex acts.
     
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    CBS News: Los Angeles schools must pay $6.9M to molested boy, jury rules (Dec 19 2012)

    A jury ruled Tuesday that the Los Angeles Unified School District must pay a boy who was molested by an elementary school teacher $6.9 million - among the largest awards in the history of the school system. The jury found the district liable for the repeated molestation of the 10-year-old student in 2008 and 2009 by teacher Forrest Stobbe at Queen Anne Elementary School in the city's mid-Wilshire district, the Los Angeles Times reported.
     
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    Some media outlets are now billing this as a $23 million judgement, but that turns out to depend on collecting $16.1 million from Stobbe himself -- good luck with that! :D

    MSN: School abuse victim wins record $23 million in damages (Dec 19 2012)

    A former student in Los Angeles was awarded a record $23 million in damages Tuesday for sexual abuse he endured at the hands of his elementary school teacher ... The jury on Tuesday apportioned 30 percent of the fault, or about $6.9 million, to the former Los Angeles Unified School District student. The remaining fault was apportioned to Stobbe, but he had been dismissed as a defendant in the case, according to the plantiff's attorney, Stephen Estey.
     
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    Web Pro News: Boy Awarded $6.9 Million In Molestation Case (Dec 19 2012)

    In the case of L.A. teacher Forrest Stobbe–who is accused of continuous sexual abuse of a child younger than 14–those criminal acts have come into the light at the expense of at least one victim and the Los Angeles Unified School District, which has been ordered to pay the family $6.9 million in damages.
     
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    Inquisitr: Boy Awarded $6.9 Million In Molestation Case Against Los Angeles Unified School District (Dec 19 2012)

    A boy has been awarded $6.9 million by a jury after it found that he was molested by his elementary school teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District. The jury found the district liable for the 2008 molestation case involving teacher Forrest Stobbe at Queen Anne Place Elementary School ... The $6.9 million awarded to the boy is among the largest for a single victim in the history of the district.
     
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    EnStarz: Boy Awarded $6.9 Million In Teacher Sexual Molestation Case (Dec 19 2012)

    The Los Angeles Unified School District must pay $6.9 million to a 14-year-old boy sexually molested by his elementary school teacher, a jury ruled Tuesday ... The civil lawsuit circulated around the liability of the district and the plaintiff's attorneys argued that school administrators should have taken note of the complains about Stobbe that preceded the molestation.
     
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    Examiner: California boy awarded $6.9 million after teacher molestation (Dec 19 2012)

    A young boy was awarded $6.9 million Tuesday, Dec. 18 in a suit against the Los Angeles Unified School District. The enormous award was the result of the boy being molested by an elementary school teacher when he was a fifth-grader ... The Los Angeles Unified School District is facing law suits from nearly 200 plantiffs after the allegations against a Miramonte Elementary School teacher. Many will be interested to see how this boy awarded $6.9 million in his suit impacts the settlements or awards coming forth in the other LAUSD suits.
     
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    Street Insider: Estey Bomberger Announces Jury Awards Molestation Victim $23 Million (Dec 19 2012)

    Estey Bomberger has announced that yesterday a Los Angeles jury awarded a young victim of molestation a verdict of $23 million resulting from sexual abuse by his former elementary school teacher, Forrest Stobbe. Stobbe is responsible for $16.1 million of the verdict and the Los Angeles Unified School District must pay $6.9 million in damages for its failure to provide proper supervision. This is believed to be the largest verdict ever leveled against LAUSD in a molestation case involving a single victim.
     
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    Payouts:
    • $200 million (inc. legal fees) -- Mark Berndt, Miramonte Elementary
    • $40 million -- Paul Chapel, Telfair Elementary
    • $320,000 -- Jason Leon, Portola Middle School
    • $58 million -- Robert Pimentel, De La Torre Elementary
    • $6.9 million -- Forrest Stobbe, Queen Anne Place Elementary
    Also mentioned:
    • Peter Gomez
    • Armando Gonzalez
    • Jaime Jimenez
    • Michelle Yeh
    • William Webb

    Teacher abuse payouts top $300 million as L.A. Unified misses warning signs

    Jaime Jimenez:
    In a recent court hearing, one young man after another claimed that former Franklin High football coach Jaime Jimenez befriended them during summer practice before 9th grade, then sexually abused them. But it’s not the allegations against Jimenez that are at the center of a lawsuit filed this month against the Los Angeles Unified School District. It’s about whether school officials once again missed — or ignored — warning signs about Jimenez that prolonged the alleged abuse. The nation’s second-largest school system has been plagued in recent years by a series of cases in which officials missed indications of teacher ...

    Robert Pimentel:
    Complaints against former teacher De La Torre teacher Robert Pimentel spanned a decade. His supervisor, former district Principal Irene Hinojosa, fielded concerns about Pimentel touching students in 2002, when she documented a conference with the teacher about touching and slapping girls’ buttocks and touching their calves. The teacher admitted the conduct, with the excuse that he was on medication, which increased his sex hormones, according to the documents. Three years later, Hinojosa received a search warrant from the Newport Beach police requesting “Mr. Pimentel’s employment and personnel files” because of an investigation into Pimentel’s alleged abuse of a minor who ...

    Mark Berndt:
    The district’s most expensive abuse case involves Mark Berndt, a former teacher at Miramonte Elementary School south of downtown L.A. The district has spent $200 million on claims made by students, and more cases are outstanding. The size of settlements are also creeping upward. Those first Miramonte claims cost the district about $500,000 each in 2013. Later, similar cases crossed the million-dollar mark. Last week’s payouts in the Pimentel case averaged about $3 million per student. The district last week also resolved suits related to former Telfair Elementary teacher Paul Chapel for about $30 million, bringing the total payouts in ...

    Peter Gomez:
    Other potentially costly cases are working their way through the legal pipeline, including that of Jimenez and former Franklin drama teacher Peter Gomez, who was convicted of sexually abusing two boys. Both victims sued the district, with one case settled and another settlement pending, according to court records.

    Michelle Yeh:
    Other active claims relate to former San Pedro High substitute science teacher Michelle Yeh, who last year pleaded no contest to unlawful sex and child molestation involving three boys.

    Armando Gonzalez:
    Prosecutors declined to charge former El Sereno Elementary School teacher Armando Gonzalez, but at least three former students have sued the district, alleging he abused them between 2008 and 2010. School officials said that many of the biggest settlements in recent years have come from allegations of abuse that occurred some time ago. They believe some of the reforms are showing results. “These settlements involved cases that happened many years ago,” general counsel David Holmquist said. “This is in our history and we’ve taken steps to correct the problems going forward. Students are much safer today than a decade ago.” ...

    William Webb:
    The district credits this team with recently unearthing alleged abuse from at least 10 years ago, which led to the arrest last week of Asst. Principal William Webb, a case that already has launched another lawsuit. “We welcome new ideas,” Holmquist said. “If there were a reliable psychological test to screen new hires, we’d do that. If somebody has a good idea, bring it on.” In a recent deposition, an L.A. Unified manager testified that, over a seven-month period, the district pulled 40 employees from schools because of sexual misconduct allegations. In 2014 and 2015, the district initiated the dismissal ...


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    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/...ayouts-for-sex-abuse-20160525-snap-story.html




    A somewhat abbrevated version of the above L.A. Times article:

    Teacher abuse payouts top $300 million as LA Unified misses warning signs

    In the court hearing, one young man after another claimed that former Franklin High football coach Jaime Jimenez befriended them during summer practice before ninth grade, then sexually abused them. But it’s not the allegations against Jimenez that are at the center of a lawsuit filed this month against the Los Angeles Unified School District. It’s about whether school officials once again missed — or ignored — warning signs about Jimenez that prolonged the alleged abuse. The nation’s second-largest school system has been plagued in recent years by a series of cases in which officials missed indications of teacher misconduct, ...


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    http://www.readingeagle.com/ap/arti...00-million-as-la-unified-misses-warning-signs