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Located in the California Central Valley north of Sacramento County, Butte County is home to more than 220,000 people. Wikipedia reports that the County Office of Education operate roughly 90 public schools that are in 15 school districts, including the Bangor Union Elementary School District, Biggs Unified School District, Chico Unified School District, Durham Unified School District, Feather Falls Union Elementary School District, Golden Feather Union Elementary School District, Gridley Unified School District, Manzanita Elementary School District, Oroville City Elementary School District, Oroville Union High School District, Palermo Union School District, Paradise Unified School District, Pioneer Union Elementary School District, and Thermalito Union School District.
Estey Bomberger reviews and monitors news stories and reports of crime and lawsuits involving public and private schools nationwide. The following reports are for schools located in Butte County, CA. If your child has been sexually abused or negligently supervised and you would like more information about your options or rights in a civil suit, contact us for a free consultation.
- POPLAR AVENUE SCHOOL (OROVILLE)
2075 Poplar St, Oroville, CA 95965
You Lee Vang, 55, of Oroville, a teacher’s aide, was arrested in Alaska in May 2013 after a Butte County Sheriff’s Detective flew there to investigate him for repeatedly molesting a young girl over a two year period. Lee taught English as a second language to Hmong students from 2000 to 2011. Three additional victims came forward following an extensive investigation. He was convicted of nine counts of molestation and will have to register as a sex offender for life. Vang faces 24 years in state prison at his August 2015 sentencing. News Sources: North State Public Radio, CBS Sacramento