Regulation enforcement authorities are investigating stories of sexual abuse and misconduct by a former worker on the elite Cate College in Carpinteria, months after campus officers instructed alumni that they launched their very own inside look into potential abuse that would date again many years.
The investigation into allegations on the non-public boarding highschool started on April 1, after the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Workplace acquired a report from a mandated reporter outdoors of the college, stated Raquel Zick, a public data officer with the sheriff’s workplace. The alleged abuse occurred whereas the suspect was employed on the college and on college property, authorities stated.
Investigators have recognized “a number of sexual assault survivors on this case who’re each present and former college students of Cate College,” based on a sheriff’s workplace assertion. Officers didn’t say when the alleged abuse occurred, and the id of the one who reported the allegations is protected beneath state regulation.
In an announcement to the campus group that was shared with The Occasions, Head of College Ben Williams stated Cate is “cooperating with an investigation by native regulation enforcement into alleged sexual misconduct by a former worker, who labored at Cate College for six months, and whose employment was terminated in February of 2020.” The varsity stated it additionally alerted Baby Protecting Companies to potential misconduct by the identical worker.
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