Police will not send 36 year old sex assault case to District Attorney
Statue of Limitations prevents prosecution
4:57 PM, Sep 25, 2012
5:41 PM, Sep 26, 2012
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -
The 36-year-old case of alleged sex assault at Garces High will not go to the District Attorney.
Police said they will not be sending the case to the D.A. because it is beyond the statue of limitations.
On Tuesday, Sept 25, a woman claimed that while attending Garces Memorial High School she was sexually assaulted by an adult male employee of the school.
Police officers said the woman, who was 16 years old at the time of the alleged offense, reported that while attending Garces Memorial High School during the 1976 - 1977 school year, she was sexually assaulted by a teacher at an off campus location.
Officers said the teacher is still employed by the school. However, he is currently on administrative leave while the school investigates the accusation and inquires about any more potential victims.
Police are asking anyone who may have been a victim or know of other victims to call them at 661-327-7111.