On April 20, the Superior Court of Los Angeles County officially received charges against Jaime Jimenez, a former Franklin Senior High School football coach suspected of sexually abusing students. The criminal complaint details 23 felony counts of lewd acts upon a child, sodomy of a person under 16, and oral copulation of a person under 16.
Mr. Jimenez, 46, was arrested by the LAPD on April 16. He has served a “volunteer” football coach at the school since 1998. According to the charges listed in the complaint, it is suspected that Mr. Jimenez’s offenses took place between August 2002 and December 2014.
The charges also only mention two anonymous victims at this time, ages 14 and 16. However, authorities are remaining vigilant to identify other alleged victims. According to the LAPD, they “believe Jimenez may have victimized former students who are now adults and are urging them to come forward.”
Pursuing Justice for Victims
The Senators (Ret.) Firm, LLP is currently investigating the possibility of civil liability in this case—specifically whether or not Los Angeles Unified School District should have been aware of any possible threat Mr. Jimenez posed to students. The firm is also encouraging possibly unidentified victims of Mr. Jimenez to come forward. Our legal team is ready to offer the legal counsel and advocacy they potentially need to confront this situation and contribute to justice being served.
Our firm has built its reputation on representing and protecting child sexual abuse victims, most recently with the case concerning abuse at Miramonte Elementary School perpetrated by Mark Berndt. In that case, the LAUSD agreed to pay $139 million to victims as a result of civil claims—some of which were guided by our competent and dedicated team.
If you or a loved one have been abused, then relief in the eyes of the law is possible. Contact us today for a free and confidential case evaluation.