Former Trinity Co. teacher facing new child molestation charges


WEAVERVILLE, Calif. - A former Trinity County teacher appeared in court Wednesday, charged with two more felony counts of lewd and lascivious acts against another victim. Those charges are added to four charges previously brought against David Frederick.

Frederick was employed at Coffee Creek School in Trinity County for about three years as the head teacher.

Earlier in the month, Frederick was charged with four counts of child molestation. Two of those counts are classified as felony 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.

On Wednesday, October 18, Frederick appeared in court for a second arraignment, where he was charged with two additional felonies for lewd acts with a child under 14 after another victim came forward.

Deputy District Attorney, Megan Marshall, said they expect that won't be the last victim. They also hope the court will keep him from posting bail again.

"We believe he poses a threat to the community at large and we had asked that the court make sure he does not get released," said Marshall. "We are contacting other agencies. We believe this is across county lines and across state lines."

Frederick is no longer listed on the Coffee Creek School District's website. KRCR News Channel 7 has contacted other Northstate school districts where Frederick is said to have taught, but none have been confirmed.

If you have information on this case, contact the Trinity County District Attorney's Office (530) 623-1304 or call Detective Josh Ford (530) 623-8106.

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