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Los Angeles district to create team to investigate sexual abuse allegations

With awareness of child molestation heightened in Los Angeles since incidents at Miramonte Elementary School were revealed a year ago, the Los Angeles Unified District is creating a special team to investigate sex-abuse allegations. The Los Angeles Daily News says Superintendent John Deasy plans to hire two investigators who have backgrounds in law enforcement and also know education law to oversee cases in which teachers or other campus employees are accused of sexual misconduct. The district has instituted a zero-tolerance policy for misconduct following the high-profile arrests of teachers accused of molesting youngsters at Miramonte and Telfair elementary schools.

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