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 Shasta 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.
- MANZANITA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (REDDING)
1240 Manzanita Hills Ave. Redding, CA 96001
Joshua Edward Hoffman, 27, of Redding, a fifth-grade teacher at Manzanita Elementary School, was indicted by a Shasta County grand jury in 2008 on 12 felony counts of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child under 14. Facing up to life in prison if a jury convicted him on all counts, he agreed to a plea deal in November 2008, admitting guilt on three of the 12 charges. The judge chose to impose the maximum eight-year prison term. In May 2015, the Redding Record Searchlight reported that prosecutors were seeking to have Hoffman declared a sexually violent predator, so that he could be committed to a state mental hospital, possibly for life. News Source: Redding Record Searchlight