Paul Bocska Charged With Sexually Abusing Underage Student
All Others - June 9, 2023
St. Charles Driving Instructor Paul Bocska Arrested For Allegedly Sexually Abusing Underage Student
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (June 9, 2023) – A Drive Now Driving School instructor identified as Paul Bocska is facing charges he sexually abused one of his underage students.
Kane County prosecutors are saying that the attacks took place between April and May of 2021. Paul Bocska is facing multiple felony sexual assault and abuse charges.
Police are asking anyone with more information to reach out to them. A full investigation into the allegations against Paul Bocska remains ongoing.
Liability for St. Charles Sexual Abuse
Sexual abuse at the hands of teachers is far more common than many people may realize. According to the National Education Association, “There were 14,938 incidents of sexual violence in K–12 schools in 2017 – 2018 compared with 9,649 in 2015 – 2016, representing a 55 percent increase. These include incidents of rape or attempted rape and sexual assault.” There are many steps that schools can take to prevent sexual abuse within their ranks.
- All school employees should be thoroughly vetted before they are allowed to start working.
- Schools should properly supervise their students.
- All suspected instances of sexual misconduct should be thoroughly investigated.
If a school fails to properly monitor a teacher who goes on to sexually abused a student, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Consider, for example Jane Doe-3, et al., v. McLean County Unit Dist. No. 5, et al., 2012 IL 112479. The court held that a school can be held liable for school officials who make false statements about a former teacher who abuses students when that teacher goes on to abuse other students. There are a number of steps that should be taken after any suspected instance of child sexual abuse in a school.
- All reports of the offending teacher should be reviewed.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- A police report of the incident should be created.
Sexual abuse can be one of the most difficult things that most people will ever go through. Survivors are at an increased risk of serious physical and psychological injuries such as depression and post traumatic stress disorder. Any person that is the victim of sexual abuse may be able to seek some measure of justice through a civil claim. Sadly, though, schools will often fight hard to deny liability for any instance of abuse.
Investigating Sexual Abuse Claims In St. Charles
We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our deepest sympathies to any person that may have been harmed by the actions of Paul Bocska. Every person is entitled to the presumption of innocence and a fair trial. But the accusations of investigators are still very troubling to say the least.
Have you or someone that you care about been the victim of sexual abuse? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of victim’s rights advocates are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free investigation into any incident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.