Robert Pimentel, Wilmington, California (arrested Jan 2013)

Discussion in 'Tomcats' started by TMP, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. TMP

    TMP Registered Member

    Pimental Robert.jpg

    Robert Pimentel (Newport Beach, California), 57 (born Aug 22 1955), teacher (2008 - 2012) at George de la Torre Jr. Elementary, Los Angeles Unified School District, Wilmington, California, "eight counts of continuous sexual abuse and seven counts of lewd acts upon a child against Pimentel."

    Note: Robert Pimentel's last name has been misspelled "Pimental" in many media reports. I've corrected them as much as possible but cannot change them inside PDF files & images.

    Switchboard:

    Robert C Pimentel​
    2291 Golden Cir​
    Newport Beach, CA 92660​
    (949) 645-9556​

    Formerly taught at:
    The above info is only part of his teacher history. He was worked for the Los Angeles Unified School Districtsince 1974.

    Robert Pimentel's local teaching & evaluation history (courtesy L.A. Times)

    L.A. Times: Teacher accused of lewd acts against 19 students at school (Jan 23 2013)

    A Los Angeles Unified School District elementary school teacher was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of lewd acts and sexual abuse involving as many as 19 children. Robert Pimentel, 57, a teacher at George de la Torre Jr. Elementary in Wilmington, was taken into custody by the Los Angeles Police Department's juvenile division sex crimes unit. Prosecutors filed 15 charges against Pimentel on Wednesday involving a dozen victims. Detectives also said he victimized another seven children as well as one adult, though no charges have yet be filed in those cases.

    Tags:
     
    Wilmington, California, George de la Torre Jr. Elementary, Los Angeles Unified School District, Dominguez Elementary School, Carson, Newport Beach, Irene Hinojosa, Robert Pimentel
  2. TMP

    TMP Registered Member

    L.A. Times: Former LAUSD teacher accused of molesting 20 children (Jan 23 2013)

    Robert Pimentel, 57, who taught at George de la Torre Jr. Elementary School in Wilmington, was taken into custody by Los Angeles Police Department detectives, who had launched an investigation in March after several fourth-grade girls said they had been inappropriately touched. Prosecutors filed 15 charges against Pimentel involving a dozen of his alleged victims. The charges involve sexual abuse and lewd acts on a child and cover the period from September 2011 to March 2012, according to court records. Authorities said the teacher is suspected of inappropriately touching children under and over their clothing. Detectives suspect Pimentel victimized an additional eight children and the adult, LAPD Capt. Fabian Lizzaraga told The Times.
     
  3. TMP

    TMP Registered Member

  4. TMP

    TMP Registered Member

    KTLA: Fmr. LAUSD Teacher Accused of Molesting 20 Children (Jan 23 2013)

    A former elementary school teacher with the Los Angeles Unified School District has been arrested in a sexual abuse case involving at least 20 children and one adult. Robert Pimentel, 57, who taught at George de La Torre Jr. Elementary School in Wilmington, was taken into custody on Wednesday by LAPD detectives ... Authorities said the teacher is suspected of inappropriately touching children under and over their clothing. Pimentel is suspected of victimizing and additional eight children and an adult co-worker. Of the 20 alleged minor victims, 19 were students at the school, said LAPD Capt. Fabian Lizarraga. Detectives discovered the other child as they gathered evidence. LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy said both Pimentel and the school’s principal were immediately removed when the district found out about the allegations in March. Deasy said he removed the principal because he was “dissatisfied” with how the situation was handled at the school. The principal has not been identified.
     
  5. TMP

    TMP Registered Member

    WPTV: Robert Pimentel, George De La Torre Jr. Elementary teacher accused of sex abuse of up to 19 kids (Jan 23 2013)

    Los Angeles police say a fourth-grade teacher has been arrested and charged with sexual abuse of 19 students and one adult. Police said in a statement that Robert Pimentel, a teacher at George De La Torre Jr. Elementary in the Wilmington area, was arrested Wednesday. The 57-year-old left his position with the Los Angeles Unified School District at the onset of the investigation in March, after working for the district since 1974.
     
  6. TMP

    TMP Registered Member

    Los Angeles CBS Local: School Teacher Arrested For Alleged Sexual Abuse Of 20 Children, 1 Adult (Jan 23 2013)

    The LAPD has arrested a fourth grade teacher for the alleged sexual abuse of 20 children and an adult at George De La Torre Jr. Elementary School in Wilmington, authorities reported. Officers arrested 57-year-old Robert Pimentel, of Newport Beach, Wednesday after a months-long investigation into molestation accusations. Several girls told heir parents last year they had been inappropriately touched by Pimentel, who was placed on administrative leave on March 19.
     
  7. TMP

    TMP Registered Member

    NBC Los Angeles: Former LAUSD Teacher Arrested in School Sex Abuse Case (Jan 23 2013)

    Robert Pimentel, 57, was arrested Wednesday and is being held on $12 million bail. The Newport Beach man faces eight counts of continuous sexual abuse and seven counts of lewd acts upon a child, according to a statement from the Los Angeles Police Department ... Pimentel left his position with the school during the investigation, which began March 15, 2012.
     
  8. TMP

    TMP Registered Member

    ABC Local KABC: Former LAUSD teacher arrested for sex acts with children (Jan 23 2013)

    Newport Beach resident Robert Pimentel, 57, was arrested Wednesday by the LAPD. He taught at George De La Torre Jr. Elementary School in Wilmington. An LAPD investigation revealed a total of 20 victims, including 19 children and one adult victim. Pimentel was removed from the classroom on March 16, 2012, a day after an investigation was launched. He subsequently left his position. Several girls told their parents they had been inappropriately touched by a 4th-grade teacher, according to the LAPD.
     
  9. TMP

    TMP Registered Member

    MSNBC: Ex-Teacher Arrested in School Sex Abuse Case (Jan 23 2013)

    A former Wilmington elementary school teacher was arrested Wednesday in a school sexual abuse case allegedly involving at least 20 children and one adult, according to police. Robert Pimentel, 57, was arrested Wednesday and is being held on $12 million bail. The Newport Beach man faces eight counts of continuous sexual abuse and seven counts of lewd acts upon a child, according to a statement from the Los Angeles Police Department. "The investigation began when several girls told their parents that they had been inappropriately touched by a fourth-grade teacher during school at George De La Torre Jr. Elementary," the statement read.
     
  10. TMP

    TMP Registered Member

    Guardian Express: Los Angeles: Teacher arrested for sexual act on a child (Jan 23 2013)

    The investigation began when several girls told their parents that they had been inappropriately touched by a fourth grade teacher during school at George De La Torre Jr. Elementary. The teacher, Robert Pimentel, age 57, of Newport Beach, California, has been employed by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) since 1974. At the onset of the investigation, Pimentel left his position with the LAUSD. The subsequent investigation revealed a total of 21 victims, 20 children and one adult victim.
     
  11. TMP

    TMP Registered Member

    Huffington Post: Robert Pimentel Arrested: LA Teacher Accused Of Sexually Abusing 20 Students, 1 Adult (UPDATED) (Jan 23 2013)

    Eight counts of continual sexual abuse and seven counts of lewd acts upon a child have been filed against Robert Pimentel for abuse that took place at George De La Torre Jr. Elementary in the Wilmington area, police said. In addition to the 15 felonies, misdemeanor charges are expected, said Officer Christopher No. His bail has been set at $12 million, and an arraignment date hasn't been set.
     
  12. TMP

    TMP Registered Member

    Newport Beach Patch: Newport Teacher Arrested for Alleged Sexual Abuse of 20 Students (Jan 23 2013)

    Robert Pimentel, a 57-year-old fourth grade teacher at George De La Torre Jr. Elementary School in Wilmington has been accused by 20 children and one adult of sexual abuse, the Los Angeles Police Department reported. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed eight counts of continuous sexual abuse and seven counts of lewd acts upon a child against Pimentel. Pimentel was being held at LAPD Metropolitan Detention Center on $12 million bail.
     
  13. TMP

    TMP Registered Member

  14. TMP

    TMP Registered Member

    89.3 KPCC: UPDATE: LAUSD teacher arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing 20 children (Jan 23 2013)

    UPDATE: 10p.m. LAPD now says 20 children were allegedly abused. PREVIOUS: Los Angeles Unified School District fourth grade teacher Robert Pimentel, 57, was arrested Wednesday by LAPD for allegedly sexually abusing 19 children and one adult. Pimentel has been employed by the LAUSD since 1974. “This investigation began when several girls told their parents that they had been inappropriately touched by a fourth grade teacher during school at the elementary," said LAPD spokesman Christopher No. Police say the abuse happened at the school, according to the Associated Press.

    Orange County Register: Teacher arrested in sexual assaults (Jan 23 2013)

    A former fourth-grade teacher at George De La Torre Jr. Elementary School in Wilmington was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of sexual assaulting 20 children and one adult. Robert Pimentel, 57, of Newport Beach, left his job when the investigation began in March, police said. He had been employed by the Los Angeles Unified School District since 1974.

    Daily Breeze: Former Wilmington elementary school teacher arrested on molestation charges (Jan 23 2013)

    Robert Pimental, 57, of Newport Beach was charged with 15 counts of lewd conduct with children and continuous sexual abuse. He was held on $12 million bail, Los Angeles police Cmdr. Andrew Smith said. Los Angeles Unified School District officials removed Pimental from his fourth-grade class at George de la Torre Jr. Elementary School on March 15, 2012, after the parents of five families appeared at the Harbor Division station to make sexual battery allegations against him.
     
  15. TMP

    TMP Registered Member

    L.A. Times: Two previous allegations against teacher accused of abusing 20 kids (Jan 24 2013)

    A former teacher [Robert Pimentel] arrested on sexual abuse allegations involving 20 children was previously alleged to have inappropriately touched students as early as 2002, but the accusations went unreported, a top LAUSD official said Thursday ... L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy said Thursday that allegations against Pimentel also arose in 2002 and 2008, but the district has no record that the allegations went beyond the schools where Pimentel worked at the time ... In both previous instances, the principal in charge was Irene Hinojosa. The 2002 allegation occurred at Dominguez Elementary. The 2008 alleged incident was at George de la Torre Elementary. After the school district learned last March of the allegations, Hinojosa and Pimentel were immediately removed from their positions.
     
  16. TMP

    TMP Registered Member

    L.A. Times: Teacher accused in abuse of 20 kids: Early report ignored, Deasy says (Jan 24 2013)

    The principal of a Wilmington elementary school received an allegation about four years ago that a teacher [Robert Pimentel] behaved inappropriately with a student but took no action, Los Angeles Unified School District Supt. John Deasy said Thursday. The same teacher was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of committing lewd acts and sexually abusing 20 children and an adult, law enforcement authorities said. Deasy said he removed the principal from her job after learning last March that she hadn't acted on the earlier allegation. “When I reviewed the personnel file of the teacher,” said Deasy. “It came to my attention that several years earlier, in about 2008, there was an allegation that was not properly reported. That was enough for me” to remove the principal. Deasy added that the teacher’s file “contained notations of suspected misconduct along the lines of what he was later charged with, which was inappropriate touching of a student. I don’t know the specific nature of the touching.”
     
  17. TMP

    TMP Registered Member

    L.A. Times: Alleged sexual abuse by ex-teacher 'horrific,' teachers union says (Jan 24 2013)

    The teachers union in the L.A. Unified School District spoke out on the arrest of a former elementary school instructor accused of sexually abusing 20 children and an adult, calling the alleged acts "horrific." United Teachers Los Angeles issued a statement saying union officials were "not familiar with details of the case" and that the accused ex-teacher -- identified by authorities as Robert Pimentel, 57, who taught at George De La Torre Jr. Elementary School in Wilmington -- was no longer a member of the union. The union will not be involved in his defense, the statement said.
     
  18. TMP

    TMP Registered Member

    L.A. Times: L.A. Now Live: Ex-LAUSD teacher accused of abusing 20 children (Jan 24 2013)

    A former Los Angeles Unified School District teacher was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of committing lewd acts and sexually abusing 20 children and an adult, law enforcement authorities said ... Prosecutors filed 15 charges against Pimentel involving a dozen alleged victims. The charges allege sexual abuse and lewd acts on a child and cover the period from September 2011 to March 2012, according to court records. Authorities said the teacher is suspected of inappropriately touching children under and over their clothing. Detectives suspect Pimentel victimized an additional eight children and the adult, LAPD Capt. Fabian Lizarraga told The Times.
     
  19. TMP

    TMP Registered Member

    KTLA: Former LAUSD Teacher Accused of Molesting 20 Children (Jan 24 2013)

    Robert Pimentel, 57, who taught at George de La Torre Jr. Elementary School in Wilmington, pleaded not guilty Thursday to eight counts of continuous sexual abuse and seven counts of lewd acts on a child. Police launched an investigation last March after several fourth grade girls said they had been inappropriately touched. Some of the children told their parents they had been abused, and the parents then altered the LAPD’s Harbor Division. Prosecutors have filed 15 charges against Pimentel involving a dozen of his alleged victims. The charges involve sexual abuse and lewd acts on a child and cover the period from September 2011 to March 2012, according to court records. Authorities said the teacher is suspected of inappropriately touching children under and over their clothing. Pimentel is suspected of victimizing and additional eight children and an adult co-worker.
     
  20. TMP

    TMP Registered Member

    ABC Local KABC: Ex-Wilmington teacher pleads not guilty to sex abuse charges (Jan 24 2013)

    A former fourth-grade teacher in Wilmington has pleaded not guilty to eight felony counts of sexual abuse and seven counts of lewd acts on a child. Robert Pimentel, 57, made his first court appearance on Thursday afternoon.
     

Share This Page

submit to reddit      Digg This          Delicious