Peter Gomez – Los Angeles California high school drama teacher charged with molesting two male students

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A Los Angeles, California Unified high school drama teacher was charged Tuesday with sexually molesting two male students 15 years ago, prosecutors said.

Peter Christopher Gomez, 47, is charged with 26 felony counts, including multiple counts of sexual molestation, sodomy of a person under 16 and oral copulation of a person under 16, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

He was taken into custody Feb. 21 in the city of Bell, according to police. Prosecutors will ask that his bail be set at $1.5 million.

Prosecutors say Gomez was a drama coach at Benjamin Franklin High School in Highland Park when the alleged molestations occurred between June 30, 1999, and Sept. 3, 2003.

Authorities said Gomez has been with the LAUSD since 1996. Since 2005, he has worked at Bell Senior High School as a history and drama teacher.

The La Habra resident is charged with molesting two male victims who were between the ages of 14 to 18 at the time of the incidents. Both students attended Franklin High School at the time, according to prosecutors.

If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in state prison.

 

 

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2 Responses to “Peter Gomez – Los Angeles California high school drama teacher charged with molesting two male students”

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  1. Amanda Torres says:

    When will we find out the verdict if he was convicted?

  2. MugWatcher says:

    I would encourage you to check with the county court where his arrest took place. In Indiana, we have http://mycase.in.gov/default.aspx where you can search for active court cases by the persons name. I am not sure how widespread that practice is, but it’s very helpful when monitoring the entire case history.

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