A minor and her guardian, Yolanda Romera have filed a civil lawsuit against Alhambra Unified School District for failing to properly hire, train or supervise teacher Jose Jesus Mosqueda who is accused of molesting a young girl who has been diagnosed with mild mental retardation according to court documents.
Jose Jesus Mosqueda
(Photo courtesy of Monterey Park Police Department)
ALHAMBRA >> The mother of a girl with mild mental retardation has filed a lawsuit alleging a special education teacher in the Alhambra Unified School District
molested the girl.
Jose Jesus Mosqueda, a former teacher at Repetto Elementary School in Monterey Park, is in jail and faces felony charges for the alleged sexual abuse of three girls, all of whom were not yet 14 when the alleged incidents occurred.
The civil lawsuit alleges AUSD
knew or should have known that Mosqueda
, 44, has a tendency to sexually abuse minors and that he
had inappropriate contact with children on school property before the incident occurred.
The Monterey Park Police Department
in December 2011.
faces eight felony counts, including oral copulation or sexual penetration with a child under 10, lewd act upon a child and continuous sexual abuse.
will appear for a pretrial hearing in Alhambra Courthouse at 8:30 a.m. Monday.
Superintendent Laura Tellez-Gagliano said the district performed all state-mandated background checks before hiring Mosqueda.
is on compulsory leave, meaning the district will give him back pay for time spent in prison if he
is cleared of criminal charges.
said holding the child back wasnt a good idea and offered private tutoring on campus after school, according to court documents.
Tutoring lasted from Oct. 11, 2011, to Dec. 14, 2011, according to records.
Ammirato said the mentoring happened behind closed doors and alleges that Mosqueda
was following school policy.