Sexual abuse lawsuit filed against Twin Rivers Unified School District
Following the sexual misconduct arrest of Del Paso Heights Elementary School teacher Kim Wilson last month, one of his victims is now filing a sexual abuse lawsuit against the Twin Rivers Unified School District.
The San Jose based law firm of Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard filed the case in Sacramento County Superior Court on behalf of the now 19-year-old victim.
The lawsuit states that the school district failed in its legal duty to properly screen and supervise Wilson. Wilson, alleges the lawsuit, engaged in highly visible grooming activities and used his role as the head of the school’s broadcast group to isolate the victim in a locked, windowless, padded sound proof room.
According to the lawsuit, the victim known as Jane Doe was sexually abused as a sixth-grade student by Wilson during the 2014-2015 school year.
“The sexual abuse of Jane Doe all took place on school grounds while both Wilson and Jane Doe were supposed to be supervised by the District,” attorney Lauren Cerri said. “No sixth-grader should have to live with her first sexual experience coming at the hands of a man four times her age.”
According to the Sacramento Police Department, Wilson was arrested in January for 17 counts of Lewd Acts with a Child (Penal Code Section 288(a) and 288(b)) and 1 count of Possession of Child Pornography (Penal Code Section 311.11).
The Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard legal team, which includes retired law enforcement professionals, worked with the victim to file a complaint with Sacramento Police. At the same time, Cerri served a California Public Records Act (CPRA) request upon the District asking for complaints against Wilson.
“Upon the CPRA request the school district chose to put Wilson on leave instead of immediately notifying law enforcement and coordinating with them,” Cerri said. “Fortunately, law enforcement recovered digital evidence to substantiate the criminal charges.”
“We know that there are more victims,” Cerri said. “I would encourage former students of Wilson to come forward.”