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Ex-Los Angeles elementary teacher charged with molesting 13 children

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Amended complaint alleging ex-Telfair Elementary teacher Paul Chapel committed repeated acts of continuous sexual abuse on children.

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.


Former priest of Ontario parish, a convicted pedophile, is back in jail for violating parole

San Bernardino County Sheriff's Office

Alejandro Castillo

A Catholic priest released early from prison after molesting a boy in his parish has landed back in custody for violating his parole, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

Alejandro Castillo, the former parish priest of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Ontario, spent several months in prison for molesting a 12-year-old boy, according to the San Bernardino Sun. He was let out on April 21, but ran afoul of the law on Wednesday, the Sun reports. He remains in custody without bail.

Castillo isn’t accused of molesting anyone this time, only of attending a party in his honor where young children were present -- something he is strictly forbidden to do.

Castillo was convicted last year of committing lewd acts with the 12-year-old and sentenced to a year in prison. He also was accused of molesting four other children, including the boy’s older brother, but was not charged in those cases due to lack of evidence.