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Sacramento school district, principal accused of ignoring child molestation

A lawsuit has been filed accusing a school district and one of its principals for allegedly ignoring the molestation of nine of its students by a former after school program employee.

<p>A lawsuit has been filed accusing a school district and one of its principals for allegedly ignoring the molestation of nine of its students by a former after school program employee.</p>

A lawsuit has been filed accusing a school district and one of its principals for allegedly ignoring the molestation of nine of its students by a former after school program employee.

According to the lawsuit, a principal for the Sacramento Unified School District had knowledge that an after school employee had molested nine girls.

The former employee, Joshua Vasquez, was sentenced to 150 years to life in prison after his September conviction for abusing the students.

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of at least one of the victims, stating that the principal knew of the molestations and did nothing to stop them from happening.

Vasquez pleaded guilty to six counts of committing lewd acts upon a child, according to Sacramento County District Attorney’s office documents.

District Attorney’s officials had told ABC10 Vasquez developed friendships with the victims at the district’s after school program. The victims were between the ages of 7 and 13.