Irvine, California – Attorneys representing Jane STAA Doe, a former student at the Greenville Fundamental School, an elementary school in Santa Ana California, announced the filing of a lawsuit against the school, the Santa Ana Unified School District, and former after-school teacher Eddy Bustamante Infante. Click Here for Complaint
The suit alleges that the school and the District knew that Infante had engaged in unlawful sexually-related conduct with minors in the past and/or was continuing to engage in such conduct yet failed to disclose this information to parents and law enforcement.
In December 2019, Infante pled guilty to four felony counts of lewd or lascivious acts with a minor younger than 14. The Plaintiff was one of the minors involved in the criminal case. Infante was sentenced to 12 years in prison for his crimes.
According to the complaint, in or around Spring 2015 until 2016, Infante sexually harassed, abused and molested JANE STAA DOE, who then no older than 8.
The complaint alleges that the abuse took place in classrooms and on the campus of Greenville Fundamental School where Infante was employed as a teacher for the Think About after-school program.
Morgan Stewart, an attorney for the Plaintiff and her family said, “This tragedy was preventable by Greenville Fundamental School and the Santa Ana Unified School District. They had ample warning that Infante was a danger to children, yet they concealed this information from my clients and other parents. They failed to properly hire, train, or supervise Infante.”
Said Stewart’s co-counsel, Ronald Labriola of The Senators (Ret.) Firm: “Our clients and the others that Infante victimized will suffer from this abuse for the rest of their young lives. Infante has been held accountable by being imprisoned. Now, the Santa Ana Unified School District and its officials who failed protect these victims from Infante must be held accountable.“
Manly, Stewart & Finaldi is California’s leading law firm representing child victims of sexual abuse. The firm has represented more than 150 victims of clergy sexual abuse in California and hundreds of others throughout the United States. The firm also represented plaintiffs in the $140,000,000 settlement against LAUSD in the Miramonte case, the largest sex abuse settlement against a School District in the US. In 2018 the firm settled cases against the Torrance Unified School District for $31 million on behalf of alleged victims of former wrestling coach and convicted child molester Thomas Snider, against Los Angeles Unified School district for $8 million in cases involving former football coach and convicted child molester Jamie Jimenez and for $14 million in cases involving former Los Angeles Unified District employee Ronnie Lee Roman.
The Senators (Ret.) Firm, LLP, provides high-quality legal representation to victims of childhood sexual abuse. Over the past four years, the Firm represented sexual abuse victims in cases that settled with LAUSD for over $220 Million. The Firm just recently achieved a $31 Million settlement with the Torrance Unified School District for victims who were sexually abused by their wrestling coach.