Brett Dahl, Victorville Charter School Teacher, Arrested on Child Sexual Abuse Charges

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Victorville Teacher Brett Dahl Arrested in Child Molestation Investigation

Victorville Teacher Brett Dahl Arrested in Child Molestation Investigation

Apr 25, 2024

A Victorville, California, schoolteacher was arrested in connection with a child molestation investigation.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department ( SBCSD) officials with the Specialized Investigations Division – Crimes Against Children Detail – responded to reports of a child sex abuse incident at Excelsior Charter Schools, a department news release confirmed.

The suspect – charter schoolteacher Brett David Dahl – was taken into custody on April 24.

“At the conclusion of the investigation, Dahl was arrested and booked into the High Desert Detention Center,” SBCSD officials said.

The child sex abuse charges against Victorville teacher Brett Dahl include:

  • Contacting a Minor to Commit a Felony
  • Meeting with Minor for Lewd Purpose
  • Child Endangerment
  • Child Abduction

Dahl’s bail was set at $60,000. An arraignment hearing is pending for Friday in the Victorville branch of San Bernardino County Superior Court.

According to the Victorville Valley News Group, Brett Dahl has been a teacher at the Excelsior charter schools since 2007.

Detectives released Dahl’s photograph because they believe there may be additional victims. Anyone with information regarding a child sex crime committed by Victorville teacher Brett Dahl is urged to contact law enforcement officials immediately.

Detective Jason Desario of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Specialized Investigations Division, Crimes Against Children Detail may be reached at 909-890-4904.

If you would prefer to submit a tip anonymously. Please call the WeTip Hotline at 800-782-7463 or leave tips online at WeTip.

Justice for California Teacher Sex Abuse Victims

Survivors of school sex abuse are at an increased risk for mental, emotional, and physical disorders. Victims of childhood or school sexual abuse often report depression, anxiety, PTSD, and guilt. The effects of sexual abuse in school can affect the victim long-term, with research indicating that sexual abuse of children can permanently impact victims.

Survivors of California teacher or coach sexual abuse may be able to fight back by filing civil lawsuits.

For victims of Victorville teacher sex abuse, a civil lawsuit may be a means of securing justice through financial compensation. Dordulian Law Group’s (D Law Group) school and teacher sex abuse lawyers are standing by 24/7 to help answer any questions you may have about the legal process.

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Why is There an Increase in California Sexual Abuse Claims?

Countless school districts throughout California have been plagued by sex abuse lawsuits in recent years, including:

  • Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Glendale Unified School District
  • Redlands Unified School District
  • Anaheim Union High School District
  • Bakersfield City School District
  • San Bernardino City Unified School District
  • San Francisco Unified School District
  • Santa Barbara Unified School District
  • Santa Clara Unified School District
  • Sonoma Valley Unified School District
  • Torrance Unified School District

As a result of such civil litigation, many school districts have been forced to issue multimillion dollar settlements to victims of teacher sex abuse. In fact, 69 publicly reported damages awards and settlements of $1 million or more among K-12 schools and colleges were recorded in 2022 (up from 38 sex abuse damages awards of $1 million or more in 2021).

Some recent school sexual abuse settlements and verdicts have not been made public, however. Accordingly, the true number of damages awards exceeding $1 million could be much higher.

Los Angeles Unified School District, as an example, has paid out more than $300 million in sex abuse settlements over the past few years, including the following:

  • $140 Million: This amount was awarded to 82 survivors of child sexual abuse who were victimized by Mark Berndt, a single teacher at Miramonte Elementary School. Since 1983, school administrators have largely ignored several complaints of inappropriate behavior from both parents and children. The abuse continued for over 30 years. Berndt currently serves a 25-year sentence to life in prison for his crimes. He may have abused more than 100 children.
  • $88 Million: LAUSD paid the amount in order to settle 30 cases involving child sexual abuse at two elementary schools. De La Torre Elementary had 18 cases and Telfair Elementary 12; both were a result of sexual abuse. The district, as with the abuse at Miramonte elementary school, had information about the abusive teachers and did not stop them. De La Torre’s settlement totaled $58 million, while Telfair’s settlement was $40 million.
  • $6.9 Million: The highest payout to date for a single victim, the damages were issued after the abuse took place at Queen Anne Place Primary. In this case, a teacher in the fifth grade began sexually abusing a 10-year-old boy starting in October 2008. In July 2009, the abuse continued until the boy told his father about it. Forrest Stobbe, the predator teacher, was arrested and convicted of his crimes. He is currently serving 16 years in prison.

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