Former Fontana School Teacher Arrested on Charges of Child Molestation
A former Fontana teacher was arrested on February 14, 2020 for multiple counts of child molestation of victims under the age of 14 years old. Garry Lee Gorgei Sr., 60, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, was charged and held on a $1 million bail at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga.
Five victims of molestation have been identified by detectives in connection with the investigation. Two of the victims were students of Georgei’s at Southridge Middle School where he was employed as a teacher from 1996 to 1999. The suspected crimes occurred from 1988 to 2002.
According to detectives, Gorgei used a variety of grooming tactics to gain trust of the two students involved and many other potential victims. The Fontana Unified School District was notified of Gorgei’s arrest but may have information that dates back years that Georgei was abusing children.
Legal Help for Sexual Abuse Victims of Garry Lee Gorgei
Victims of sexual abuse can suffer a lifetime of physical, mental and emotional damage that can negatively impact all aspects of their lives. Schools and all learning institutions are responsible for children placed in their care and educational capacity. If you believe that your child is a victims of sexual abuse or molestation while at Southridge Middle School, you should immediately seek legal help. You may have a right to pursue monetary compensation for the costs of your child’s care as a result of the abuse or negligence.
While the criminal justice system can punish the perpetrator for their heinous actions, the civil court can help victims of sexual abuse achieve justice by holding the perpetrators and the institutions that harbored them liable for monetary damages for their pain and suffering.
The legal team at The Carrillo Law Firm has handled many child sexual abuse and assault cases, especially against negligent school districts. The firm is currently investigating the case against Gorgei and the Fontana Unified School District. If you believe that you or a loved one was sexually molested by Gorgei, we urge you to immediately call our offices.
Call an Experienced Child Sexual Abuse Attorney Today
If you or a young loved one has been the victim of child abuse at school, you should know that the attack was not your fault. If you know someone who has been a victim of abuse, we can help.
At The Carrillo Law Firm, our school child abuse lawyers can help you better understand your legal rights and options. Our experienced attorneys will handle your case with the gentle hands these delicate situations demand. For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our aggressive attorneys, please call us at 626-799-9375.