LA Unified Wrestling coach Terry Gillard accused of student sex abuse

Wrestling coach Terry Terrell Gillard of John H. Francis Polytechnic High School in Sun Valley has been charged with sexually molesting four 14 and 15 year old students over the course of three years, according to the LA County District Attorney.

Child sexual molestation is behavior that’s learned, and it would be unlikely for a pedophile to be caught in the early stages. It is very likely that Gillard has harmed many more than four children, over many more than three years. If your child was harmed by this wrestling coach, or if you are suspicious that this is the case, please contact the child sexual abuse attorneys at Estey & Bomberger, either using the form below or calling the office directly, 1-213-596-4855, right away. Our office is at 445 Figueroa in Los Angeles. Initial consultations at Estey & Bomberger are confidential, no-charge, and no-obligation. If you decide to hire our team, there is no payment up front; we advance all costs and you only pay if we win your case.

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Details on the Gillard Arrest

Gillard, a resident of Sylmar, was a campus aide as well as a wrestling coach at the Sun Valley school. John H. Francis Polytechnic is in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Gillard is the subject of the LAPD’s Juvenile Division’s investigation, which is ongoing. He faces at least 26 felony charges, including 23 counts of lewd acts on children, as well as four misdemeanor charges.

Gillard faces up to 24 years in prison if he is convicted; after his plea of not-guilty in a San Fernando courtroom, he remains in custody instead of the bail amount of $750,000.