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Ex-Los Angeles elementary teacher charged with molesting 13 children

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Paul William Chapel, an ex-Telfair Elementary School teacher in Pacoima jailed since October, has been charged with sexually abusing 13 children -- seven girls and six boys.

The Los Angeles Daily News reports that Chapel, charged last fall with continuous sexual abuse of three girls and a boy, says a revised criminal complaint filed last week accuses him of committing lewd acts with nine other boys and girls. In one case, the accusation is that Chapel molested a boy for three years beginning in 2006.

Chapel is charged with "molestation during the years he taught third grade at Telfair, a predominantly Latino campus in Pacoima," notes the newspaper.

At least one of the alleged victims was a student at the school, according to detectives. Additional victims were identified as part of an ongoing LAPD investigation.

Chapel has pleaded not guilty and remains in custody. His bail was raised last week from $2.2 million to more than $3 million.


Child sexual abuse allegations against Telfair Elementary teacher Paul Chapel - (via Daily News)

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