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North Monterey County Teacher Arrested for Sexual Assault of Former Student

North Monterey County Teacher Arrested for Sexual Assault of Former StudentRecent news out of Castroville reports that the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a North Monterey County High School teacher on charges of sexually assaulting a former student. This assault took place on school property, during school hours.

Sergio Munoz Marquez, 58, was arrested on October 12 and charged with numerous sexual assault offenses stemming from an incident involving a student 20 years ago. Per KION 46 News:

Marquez was a teacher in the Automotive Program at the school for 30 years, said deputies. The North Monterey Unified School District “relieved Marquez of his teaching duties upon learning of his allegations.” The sheriff’s office added that this alleged incident happened 20 years ago. His bail is set at $1,200,000.

Marquez, up until the time of his arrest, was working for the high school for 30 years. That’s 30 years of opportunity to prey upon students. As of this time, we have no idea how many young teens were affected and harmed by his actions, and why the school failed to keep these students safe. However, we intend to find out.

Taylor & Ring is representing one of these students – but we believe there may be many more survivors out there. We have years of experience holding predators, and the systems that enable them, accountable for their failures to keep our students safe. We want to help you seek justice, too, no matter when the harm occurred. Please call us at 310-776-6390 to learn more about how we can help.

We’re here to help you fight back

At Taylor & Ring, our attorneys focus on helping people. Specifically, we focus on helping survivors of sexual assault and abuse. When a person in power or authority, like a teacher, uses their position to take advantage of a child, they must be held responsible for the harm they cause. Our attorneys have recovered over $100 million in settlements and verdicts on behalf of sexual assault survivors and their loved ones throughout California. We can help you, too.

We also understand that no matter when an assault occurred, it may be difficult to speak about. Advocacy and support organization RAINN offers some advice and guidance, but the most important thing to remember is that “You deserve to be listened to and supported when you choose to tell your story.”

Our attorneys offer you that space and safety necessary to tell your story. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can.

If you or your child were a student at North Monterey County High School between 1992 and 2022 and were sexually assaulted by Sergio Munoz Marquez, the attorneys at Taylor & Ring want to help. Our lawyers are compassionate, discreet, and respected in Los Angeles and throughout the state. Please call us at 310-776-6390 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation.

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