Colton High English Teacher Suspected of Child Sex Abuse
Colton High School English teacher Lucas Drake, profiled last year by the school newspaper as a Teacher of the Month, is under arrest. He is accused of soliciting and the sexual abuse of a young teenage San Diego County boy.
According to reports, law enforcement began to investigate teacher Lucas Drake in January after they learned he had allegedly contacted online and later met with the young teenager. He is accused of luring the teenager to Lucas Drake’s Yucaipa residence where he allegedly engaged in sex acts with him. When police searched Lucas Drake’s home, they allegedly found “evidence of the molestation” and arrested him.
English teacher Lucas Drake has been placed on administrative leave by the Colton Unified School District. Police fear there may be more victims.
Educator Sexual Abuse
The case of English teacher Lucas Drake brings to light once again the problem of educator sexual abuse. Experts point to recent studies that show that this a major problem. In a nationwide survey of 8th- to 11th-grade students asking about incidents of unwanted sexual attention at school, nearly 7%, or about 3.5 million students, report having physical sexual contact from an adult, most commonly a teacher or coach, in their school. Reports of educator misconduct that doesn’t include touching a student, but rather sharing pornography, sexual talk, sexual exhibitionism, or masturbation raised the proportion to about 10%, or nearly 4.5 million students.
Turn to Law Firm of Estey Bomberger for Help
The San Diego law firm of Estey Bomberger has been at the forefront of generating numerous record-setting verdicts and settlements on behalf of their clients. Attorney Steven Estey specializes in childhood sexual abuse cases and his trial work continues to make a difference for victims of educator sexual abuse and their families.
In a recent educator sexual abuse case against the LA Unified School District, Mr. Estey defied the odds and came away with a $23 million jury verdict for his client. Other attorneys thought the case was not winnable. Mr. Estey’s commitment to justice led to the record verdict.
If you have been harmed or victimized by Colton High School teacher Lucas Drake or any other teacher in California, please contact Estey Bomberger at 1-800-925-0723 for a free confidential consultation.