Trinity County teacher in court for child molestation


WEAVERVILLE, Calif. - A former "Lead Teacher" at Coffee Creek School District appeared in court for charges of child molestation in Trinity County Monday.

David Frederick has worked at Coffee Creek School in Trinity County for about three years as their head teacher. Last week, Frederick was charged with four counts of child molestation. Two counts are classified as felonies on lewd acts against the victim, a child under the age of fourteen. The other two were misdemeanors on counts that Frederick "unlawfully and knowingly" molested the victim, a person under the age of 18.

Frederick asked to read a statement to the court which was denied. There was no plea at his arraignment.

The judge set Frederick's bail at $300,000, $125,000 for each felony plus added charges.

Frederick requested the right to his own attorney and he has until Wednesday, October 18, to find one. Frederick is scheduled to appear in court that same day.

The Trinity County Office of Education states there were never accusations against Frederick brought to their school board.

Coffee Creek School District, which has their own school board, had a parent say she brought "red flags" to the board in 2015, but she said they were ignored.

Coffee Creek School District Superintendent Ed Traverso, said "no comment" when asked about the accusations against Frederick.

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