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Shorecliffs Teacher Faces 4th Sex Accusation

A former student contacts authorities after news reports of alleged incidents involving middle-school math teacher Richard Rack.

A fourth possible victim has come forward in the case against Shorecliffs Middle School math teacher , 50, who faces accusations of inappropriate sexual conduct with several middle school students, officials said Friday.

Rack, who was arrested June 6 on suspicion of acting inappropriately with girls younger than 14, was arrested again Thursday for allegedly having sex with a third girl. He had been under investigation since November and was placed on administrative leave by the school Dec. 1, said Orange County Sheriff’s officials.

The latest accuser contacted authorities “after news reports were coming out about Richard Rack,” said Sheriff’s Department spokesman Jim Amormino. “She mentioned she was a victim while she attended Shorecliffs Middle School a couple of years ago.”

The student no longer attends Shorecliffs, but is still being classified as a “14 and under” case. She was being interviewed by investigators Friday and no further details were provided.

Rack was in custody at Theo Lacy jail in Orange with bail set at $1 million, officials said.

The allegations arising from Jane Doe No. 1 were that Rack commented on a current student's figure, peeked down her blouse, hugged and kissed her on the forehead and asked her to wear lower-cut shirts, law enforcement officials have said.

Jane Doe No. 2, also a current student, alleges that Rack asked that she send nude photos of herself, which she did.

Jane Doe No. 3, a girl who has since left Shorecliffs, allegedly maintained a sexual affair with two years.

The details of what may have happened between Jane Doe No. 4 and Rack have not been publicized.

Authorities urge anyone with information or tips in the case to call 855-TIP-OCCS (855-847-6227) or submit tips online at www.occrimestoppers.org.

Zoe Lindberg- Smith June 25, 2012 at 01:20 AM
I saw him get in that cop car. He always scared me. Going to different school because my mom feels it is unfit for me to attend
Capo mom June 25, 2012 at 03:38 AM
Penny, if I understand you correctly this guy was on CUSD's radar since last November enough to be put on administrative leave, and the first the community hears about it is now? Is he still being paid by CUSD?
Penny Arévalo June 25, 2012 at 04:45 AM
Regarding if he's paid, why don't you ask Marcus Walton and ask? (See here: http://sanjuancapistrano.patch.com/articles/shorecliffs-teacher-arrested-on-suspicion-of-sex-with-student) His name and email address were at the bottom of the email message that went out. He is not responsive to questions from Patch. As far as being on the radar, yes, since Nov. 30. But the sheriff's department wasn't super forthcoming during the investigation. I did a Public Records Act request just to find out what laws were connected to the questioning Nov. 30, but the department declined my request. I don't know what CUSD officials knew. All I had were rumors, so I couldn't run with it.
Penny Arévalo June 25, 2012 at 02:27 PM
It is against Patch's Terms of Use to use the comment threads for advertising. In addition, connected to this story, it's in very poor taste. Your comment has been deleted.
Penny Arévalo June 28, 2012 at 05:02 PM
The bill died: http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_20956271/bill-making-it-easier-fire-teachers-dies-state?source=rss

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