Oct 4, 2023
Glendale Police Department officials have arrested a Sylmar man in connection with two alleged sexual abuse incidents involving students at John Muir Elementary School. Pedro Antonio Tellez (aka Pedro Antonio Hernandez Llamas), 29, was booked on felony charges of Lewd Acts on a Minor Under the Age of 14 years after the parents of two victims separately reported that their child had been touched inappropriately, according to a Glendale Police press release.
Both victims are reportedly students at John Muir Elementary – located at the 900 block of S. Chevy Chase Drive in Glendale – and identified Tellez as the suspect. The Glendale Unified School District and the City of Glendale were immediately notified of the allegations, police officials confirmed.
Tellez was placed on administrative leave from his position as an hourly employee by both the Glendale Unified School District and the City of Glendale. The two employers confirmed Tellez’s status at the time of his arrest.
Tellez is currently being held at the Glendale City Jail on $200,000 bail. He is scheduled for arraignment on Thursday, October 5th, in Glendale Superior Court.
Law enforcement officials have indicated that they believe additional victims may have yet to be identified and are asking for the public’s assistance as their investigation into Pedro Antonio Tellez continues.
“Glendale Police Detectives are actively seeking additional victims or witnesses related to these types of incidents at the school. Preliminary investigation has led detectives to believe there may be additional victims dating back five years. The Glendale Unified School District has offered its support in helping to identify other victims and witnesses of this ongoing investigation,” the Glendale P.D. press release said.
Anyone with information related to the John Muir Elementary School sexual abuse case or a crime committed by Tellez is urged to immediately contact the Glendale Police Department’s Assaults Bureau Detectives at 818-548-4840.
The Glendale Unified School District and John Muir Elementary School are examples of countless area educational institutions which have been involved in allegations and/or charges related to child sexual abuse in recent years.
In fact, multiple area schools were ordered to pay damages or settle lawsuits last year stemming from allegations that administrators did not act swiftly to investigate employees accused of sexually abusing students. Some of those schools included:
Additionally, a number of recent school sexual abuse lawsuits have led to substantial settlements and verdicts for survivors:
If you are a survivor of school sexual assault or abuse, filing a civil claim with Dordulian Law Group (DLG) against your perpetrator can be a means of securing justice on your own terms and recovering the financial compensation you deserve. A civil lawsuit is separate from any criminal proceedings that may be brought against a sexual predator by the District Attorney’s Office.
By contacting DLG’s California school sex abuse attorneys for a free consultation, we will review your case and provide you with all available legal options. We will fight aggressively to secure all applicable damages for past harm endured by a school employee, teacher, principal, counselor, or coach:
If you have questions about your school sexual abuse civil lawsuit, contact a member of DLG’s SAJE Team today for a confidential consultation at 866-GO-SEE-SAM. DLG was founded by Sam Dordulian, a former sex crimes prosecutor and Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles County whose more than 25 years of experience includes obtaining life sentences against some of our community’s most dangerous sex offenders.
At DLG, we provide school sexual abuse survivors and their families peace of mind through an unparalleled level of experience which generates proven results. Some of our recent sexual abuse case victories include:
Contact DLG’s John Muir Elementary School sexual abuse attorneys today by calling 866-GO-SEE-SAM for your free, confidential, and no obligation consultation. Our Glendale, California, school sexual abuse lawyers will fight tirelessly to secure justice and maximum financial compensation for your case.
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