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Suit filed for teen raped by Miami-Dade School teacher in classroom

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A 16 year-old student at Miami’s South Dade High School was sexually assaulted and raped by her geometry teacher in his classroom during school.  Teacher Bressniel Jansen has pleaded guilty to felonies involving the sexual abuse of this young girl, represented by Leighton Law’s John Elliott Leighton.  Leighton filed suit against the Miami-Dade School Board and Jansen for negligence, sexual assault and civil rights violations.  Making this even more outrageous is the fact that this same teacher was the subject of a complaint about inappropriate contact with another female student 5 years earlier at the very same school.  The School Board recognized that the communication by Jansen was inappropriate but failed to act in any way to punish or supervise him.  Five years later he took the virginity of his 16 year-old math student on his desk during the school day.  This followed months of “grooming” by Jansen where he fondled and molested the girl during school hours.  He approached her through text messaging and the school’s internal portal.

The Miami-Dade School Board has refused to acknowledge any responsibility for this and has repeatedly ignored attempts to speak with the student’s family and counsel.  Now it will be up to a jury to decide who is responsible for these horrible events.

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