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More Victims Revealed in Israel Santiago Case.


Israel Santiago, a former music instructor at Adelante Dual Language Academy, is currently serving prison time for sexual assaults against students. 11 victims have come forward, and four lawsuits have been filed already. An investigation discovered several prior complaints were filed against Santiago, the school district chose to move the teacher to another school. This practice, often referred to as “passing the trash,” allows perpetrators to evade justice and continue their predatory behavior in new environments, posing significant risks to student safety.

Can a Civil Lawsuit Help Victims Seek Justice for the Trauma They May Have Experienced By Israel Santiago?

By initiating legal action, survivors can hold institutions that may have enabled or failed to prevent the abuse accountable for their actions. Civil suits allow victims to seek compensation for the physical, emotional, and psychological harm they have endured.

Additionally, these lawsuits contribute to raising awareness about the prevalence of sexual abuse and fostering a culture that prioritizes the safety and well-being of individuals over organizational interests. As a result, survivors gain a platform to share their experiences.  Thereby challenging the culture of silence surrounding sexual abuse and empowering others to come forward.

Can I File A Lawsuit Against the School?

Yes.  If you were an Israel Santiago victim, you might have rights. Investigations proved the school knew and failed to take proper action to protect its students.

Andreozzi + Foote is a leading sexual abuse law firm in the nation. Contact us today to discuss your possible legal rights.

We know it can be hard to talk about these experiences. Our compassionate school sexual abuse lawyers are here to listen and provide knowledgeable legal guidance. We offer free, confidential case evaluations. Contact us 24 Hours A Day, 7 Days a week.


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