Chad Miller, High School Teacher At Canyon Oaks High School In Monrovia, Accused of Sexual Misconduct With 16-Year-Old Girl
MONROVIA, CALIFORNIA (September 7, 2023) – A 38-year-old teacher at Canyon Oaks High School identified as Chad Miller has been arrested for allegedly having sex with underage girl.
Los Angeles County officials announced the charges on Wednesday. Chad Miller is accused of using a social media app to meet with an underage girl from April to August of 2023 to engage in illicit acts.
He is facing several charges including sexual penetration of a minor and oral copulation with a minor. His bail was set at $100,000 and he is due to appear in court on September 8.
Prosecutors suspect that there may be additional victims given his position as a high school teacher. Anyone with more information about Chad Miller should reach out to the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department Detective’s Bureau.
Anonymous tips can also be submitted online through WeTip.
Liability For Teacher Sexual Abuse
Schools are supposed to be safe places of learning and development for children. But far too often, they become havens for child predators. According to Fox5 DC, “At least 135 teachers and teachers’ aides have been arrested [from January to May, 2022] on child sex-related crimes in the U.S., ranging from child pornography to raping students.” A large portion of this abuse is completely preventable. There are many steps that school districts should take to prevent child sexual abuse by school faculty.
- Schools should thoroughly vet all prospective employees.
- All instance of school sexual abuse or harassment should be thoroughly investigated.
- School districts should embrace and thoroughly enforce a code of conduct and ethics.
- Teachers should be trained to report suspicious behavior related to sexual abuse.
Schools have a legal responsibility to properly monitor all students in their care. They must enforce all rules and regulations necessary for their protection. This includes protecting students from sexual abuse by school faculty. In general, schools will typically not be liable for injuries to students off-campus, unless the injury occurred during a school sponsored activity. However, a school could be liable for injuries to a child if that child left the school early and was abused or harmed by some member of faculty. There are many measures that should be taken after any suspected instance of sexual abuse by a school teacher.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- A police report should be created.
- Additional victims should be sought.
- An experienced child sexual abuse attorney should be contacted.
Sexual abuse is one of the most harmful things that people can go through. It is particularly damaging to children. Victims of sexual abuse often suffer from long-term psychological trauma including PTSD. Abuse affects a person’s ability to form meaningful, trusting relationships long-after the trauma has ceased. Any person that is sexually abused by a school teacher may be able to seek some measure of justice through a civil claim.
Investigating Los Angeles County Teacher Sexual Abuse
We at the Carrillo Law Firm, LLP extend our best wishes to all of the people who may have been harmed by the actions of Chad Miller. It is our sincere hope that there is a thorough investigation into what took place. Any person that may have more information should reach out to the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department Detective’s Bureau.
Have you or someone that you care about been sexually abused by a teacher at Canyon Oaks High School? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of Los Angeles County teacher sexual abuse attorneys are here to help you. We are committed to getting victims of sexual abuse the justice that they deserve. Whether you just have legal questions or are thinking about hiring an attorney we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at 626-799-9375.