Accused child molester Craig Richard Chandler, an elementary school teacher at San Jose's O.B. Whaley Elementary School is reportedly facing additional molestation charges according to a report this weekend in the San Jose Mercury News.
Child molestation victims' right attorney Robert Allard points out that, sadly, statistics show that over a third of all sexual assaults in California and the United States involved a victim who was under the age of 12. Hopefully, the victims in this case involving Craig Chandler will come forward and take whatever steps are necessary to ensure that this does not happen again, not only at this but other schools, so that children are protected.
The newspaper reports that three more young girls came forward and accused Craig Chandler of molesting them. Chandler taught a combined second- and third-grade class at O.B. Whaley Elementary School which is part of the Evergreen School District.
The prosecutor is also charging Craig Chandler with a special allegation which alleges multiple victims, which could result in life in prison if he is convicted. Prosecutors have reportedly said all the children are younger than 10 years old. According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in four girls and one in six boys are sexually abused before their 18th birthday.
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