DA Files Sex Abuse Charges Against Shorecliffs Teacher

Though only three young girls are included in the charging documents filed against Richard John Rack, 50, two other alleged victims have come forward.

The Orange County district attorney's office has filed charges against teacher Richard John Rack, 50, in relation to accusations from three young girls who say he committed lewd acts against them, including sexual intercourse.

Since , two more victims have come forward.

Rack, a math teacher, was charged Monday with sexually assaulting an eighth-grade female student while alone with her on campus, according to a release from the district attorney. The defendant was previously charged with lewd conduct against two other students, for which he was charged June 1.

To protect the students' identities, the charging documents refer to them as Jane Does Nos. 1-3.

"Richard John Rack, 50, San Clemente, is charged for the sex crimes against Jane Doe No. 3 with five felony counts of lewd acts on a child and one felony count of oral copulation of a minor under 16," the D.A. release states. "If convicted of all felony counts, he faces a maximum sentence of six years and four months in state prison."

Rack was first charged for two misdemeanor counts of child annoyance against Jane Doe No. 1 and Jane Doe No. 2. If convicted on these counts, he faces a maximum sentence of two years in jail, the DA states in the release.

Following Rack's arrest in connection with Jane Does Nos. 1 and 2, investigators uncovered Rack's alleged sexual conduct with Jane Doe No. 3, the release states.

A, and a fifth called the Sheriff's Department Friday reporting she, too, had been abused, according to the Orange County Register.

Rack is being held on $1 million and is scheduled for a pretrial hearing at 8:30 a.m. July 18 in Department H-2, Harbor Justice Center, Newport Beach.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with additional information or who believes they have been a victim is encouraged to contact Supervising District Attorney Investigator Lou Gutierrez at 714-347-8794.

Deputy District Attorney Nicole Nicholson of the Sexual Assault Unit is prosecuting this case, according to the DA's release.

Richard Shean June 26, 2012 at 02:17 PM
No solitary confinement, prison rules.
Capo mom June 26, 2012 at 05:12 PM
Is he still on CUSD's payroll?
concerned parent June 26, 2012 at 07:57 PM
I think it's appropriate to ask that question too--are we as taxpayers still paying his salary or has he been let go?
Penny Arévalo June 26, 2012 at 08:52 PM
Those matters are taken up in closed session. So I don't know. Why don't you give the district a call and let us know?
ms.sc. June 27, 2012 at 10:50 PM
What a sad sick man. It seems we are reading/finding out more about people who abuse children. This is very disturbing...drugs or sexual. We need to be strict with our laws and morals when it comes to drugs and drinking and driving. We need to be able to always respect and above all Trust our Law Enforcement. They also need to Respect us and treat us the same way...it needs to be a two-way street. Police and citizens need to respect one another...that way they can help each other get some undesireables out of harms way.


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