A young woman who was sexually abused by a high school coach starting when she was 15 is suing the Oceanside Unified School District, claiming she has suffered “extreme economic, physical, psychological and emotional injuries,” according to court documents obtained Wednesday by the North County Times.
October 27, 2011
By Brandon Lowrey
The woman, now 19, filed the lawsuit earlier this year against the district and Corey Lane Hogue, a 39-year-old former Oceanside High School teacher and coach who pleaded guilty to having a sexual relationship with the girl from fall 2007 to November 2009.
The North County Times does not name victims of sex crimes.
The lawsuit claims the school district failed to properly train teachers and coaches about the appropriate distance they should keep from students. It also accused the district of not examining clues that the girl was being molested —- Hogue’s “obvious preferential treatment” of her and “public inappropriate physical contact” with her.
The amount of money she will seek remained unclear, said her Encinitas-based attorney, Dave Peck.
“It’s too early for that,” he said. “She’s still in active counseling.”
He said the amount she seeks will likely be in the six-figure range.
Hogue, a father of two, pleaded guilty last year to a felony count of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor. He was spared jail time and was not required to register as as a sex offender.
The lawsuit said the girl had never had sex with anyone before Hogue.
The victim had testified in court last year that he kissed her in the gym when no one else was around, according to past reports.
He exposed himself to her and told her to touch him, but she refused. In October 2007, he took her to his condominium at the beach and had sex with her, even though she said she didn’t want to, she had testified.
She was a student teacher’s aide in one of his classes, and she was a student in another. He rearranged her class schedule to best accommodate their relationship, the lawsuit said.
The relationship continued for two years, during which she grew angry and depressed and started having panic attacks. Meanwhile, Hogue tried to convince her they had a normal relationship and were in love.
“Plaintiff (the victim) was not aware, and had no way of becoming aware, of the wrongfulness of the Defendant’s (Hogue’s) conduct until undergoing counseling subsequent to October 2009,” the lawsuit said. ”
San Diego County Superior Court Judge Aaron Katz sentenced Hogue to two years of probation, with a one-year jail sentence if he violates the terms of the probation. As part of his probation, he is barred from being around minors.
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