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Former Students File Suit Against Central Valley Schools For Sexual Abuse

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PRESS RELEASE FROM: Law Offices of James S. Rogers

SPOKANE, Wash. - On Tuesday two men filed lawsuits in Spokane County Superior Court against the Central Valley School District for sexual abuse by a former teacher. The men say they were forced to suffer repeated sexual abuse by teacher Howard Clayton Moos as students while attending McDonald Elementary School, the lawsuit charges.

Three lawsuits have now been filed against Central Valley School District alleging Moos' sexual abuse of students. "Central Valley School District should have known that they had a pedophile on the faculty, particularly since he sexually abused students on the school property. The school district did not protect these students and failed to properly supervise Mr. Moos," said the victims' attorney James S. Rogers of Seattle. "School should be a safe place for children."

The victims, who have filed suit under their initials L.M. and S.R., were fifth-grade students in Moos' class. They were each approximately 10-years old when the sexual abuse began. The first victim suffered abuse during class and recess periods over the course of the 1964-1965 school year. The second victim suffered abuse during the same period, but after classes and during sporting activities. Moos also served as a tutor to the second victim and molested that victim during tutoring sessions as well.

Moos is deceased. He was employed at the Central Valley School District intermittently from 1962 until March of 1969. In addition to the District's McDonald Elementary, Moos also taught at Progress Elementary and North Pines Junior High schools. Moos was prosecuted and convicted of second-degree child molestation in Spokane County in 1989 for his abuse of a student in the Cheney School District, where he worked as a teacher from 1974 until 1989.

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