Feb 25, 2023
A safety officer employed by the Orange County School District was arrested Friday for alleged child molestation.
David Escobar, 45, was identified as the child sex abuse suspect by the Santa Ana Police Department, a report from local KTLA confirmed. Escobar is employed by the Santa Ana Unified School District at Saddleback High School and holds the position of district safety officer, law enforcement officials indicated.
Santa Ana Police officials received a report from an adult female victim who told authorities that Escobar had molested her when she was four years old. The victim indicated that Escobar was 20 years old at the time of the alleged sexual assault.
During the investigation, Santa Ana Police discovered a second female victim who indicated that she was also sexually molested by Escobar when she was a teenager, KTLA reported.
Subsequent to his arrest, Escobar was booked on suspicion of child molestation, according to Santa Ana police Sergeant Maria Lopez. The suspected child molester is currently being held on $1 million bail.
Sergeant Lopez declined to say how Escobar knew the alleged survivors, according to KTLA. However, Lopez indicated that the suspect did not meet the underage victims through an after-school program which he coordinated for the city’s parks and recreational department, according to a report from Patch. Escobar is believed to have worked as an after-school program coordinator for the City of Santa Ana Parks and Recreation Department from July 1996 through September 2011.
Santa Ana Police Department officials believe there may be additional sexual abuse victims who were harmed by Escobar but have yet to be identified.
Anyone with information related to a sex crime committed by David Escobar is urged to immediately contact Santa Ana Police Detective J. Garcia at 714-245-8732 or by email email@example.com.
Anonymous tips can also be submitted online to Orange County Crime Stoppers or by calling 1-855-TIP-OCCS.
As we noted in a recent blog, a study conducted by United Educators – an insurance and risk management company focused on schools and colleges – confirmed that countless districts across the nation paid out major damages awards and settlements of $1 million or more last year for lawsuits related to sexual misconduct, crimes, and discrimination.
Entitled “Large Loss Report of 2023,” the study from United Educators confirmed that:
Many California school districts were among the institutions which were either ordered to pay damages or settled lawsuits stemming from allegations that administrators did not act swiftly to investigate employees accused of sexually abusing students. Some of those California school districts include:
Moreover, recent California school sexual abuse lawsuits that have been settled and garnered major headlines include:
When you’re ready to pursue justice through a civil claim, contact an experienced and qualified child sexual abuse attorney from Dordulian Law Group (DLG) by calling 866-GO-SEE-SAM. DLG was founded by former sex crimes prosecutor and RAINN National Leadership Council member, Sam Dordulian. As a Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles County, Dordulian secured life sentences against countless sex offenders. Today, he and his team of dedicated sex crimes lawyers fight for justice in civil court on behalf of survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
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