Alleged Rape Victim Sues L.A. School District

     LOS ANGELES (CN) – Steven Thomas Rooney, the assistant principal arrested in March on charges of molesting a student at Markham Middle School, statutorily raped an underage girl at a previous school more than 150 times, she claims in Superior Court.

     The girl, now 18, claims Rooney statutorily raped her while he was a teacher and she was a student at Foshay Learning Center, from October 2005 to June 2007.
     Newspapers have reported that Los Angeles Unified School District, upon learning of sexual misconduct allegations against Rooney, merely transferred him to Markham.
     This complaint demands punitive damages from the LAUSD and a long list of administrators. The plaintiff is represented by Gordon Phillips Jr. with Phillips & Robinson of Santa Ana.

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