Allegations of Oral Sex Among Preschoolers at California School
By Jerry A. Kane
Last month KABC-TV in Los Angeles reported allegations of a shocking story of sexual activity among 4- and 5-year-old preschoolers at the First Lutheran Church of Carson School in Carson, California. According to the allegations, some preschoolers engaged in oral sex during nap time, in the tunnel slide on the playground, and in an outside bathroom.
The California Department of Social Services has cited the school for one sexual encounter as well as an “overall lack of supervision and an improper teacher-child ratio.” The Department’s investigation determined that there was an “immediate risk to the children in care,” and the school has been shut down.
“There were times when teachers would let aides in the room for hours at a time to watch the kids. During naptime, the aides would be sleeping and the children would have been molesting each other during this time.”— Greg Owen, attorney for the parents who have joined his lawsuit against the school
In October, a teacher allegedly caught Richard McCarthy’s 4-year-old son in the bathroom receiving oral sex from a 5-year-old girl. McCarthy said his son had received oral sex from the girl on several occasions at the school and that girl performed oral sex on at least one other boy.
“He told me about all the bad things that girl had been doing to him. … I just had to keep yelling in his ear, ‘You’re not in trouble; you’re not in trouble!’ And I just told him. ‘You’re never coming back here again for these people to do this to you.'”— Richard McCarthy, parent
McCarthy said his son is unable to fully understand the feelings that the sexual activity provoked and has become troubled.
“The two boys that have been introduced to this feeling that they don’t know how to process are still looking for it, and trying to make it happen. … There’s no way I can just take him to another school and be that parent that just lets a predator loose. How else do you explain it?”— Richard McCarthy, parent
“Jane Doe” the mother of the girl who had been caught performing oral sex on McCarthy’s 4-year-old son in the bathroom said. “I never expected to have this talk with her at 5.”
“I said, ‘Where did you see this? How did you know that this was something to do? ‘She said, ‘I saw another little girl do it.’ I said, ‘Well, where?’ ‘Here at school.’ ‘When?’ ‘During nap time.'”—Jane Doe
Owen said that several girls were involved in the oral sex acts on multiple occasions.
“There were many children lying there, and they watched these acts. In our business and in psychological terms, that’s sexualizing a child at a young age.”—Greg Owen, attorney
Owen said the families for four girls and two boys have joined his lawsuit against the school. The sheriff’s department is conducting an investigation into the allegations and will be interviewing children, parents, and staff about the incidents.
Immorality and wickedness run rampant throughout America. Its moral and political decadence has corrupted the whole world.
“Man’s wickedness is now such that men are more ashamed of chastity than of lechery. … for man’s wickedness is now of such proportions that no one is considered a man unless he is overcome by lechery, while one who overcomes lechery and stays chaste is considered unmanly.”—Augustine of Hippo, Sermons 1-19
For more on the story, see Carson preschool sex case: Campus shut down, pastor speaks out, Lutheran school closes as stunned parents learn ‘their five-year-old children were performing oral sex on each other’, Carson preschool sex case: Mother of girl speaks out – Exclusive, Carson preschool to close after alleged student sexual activity, and Sexual Encounters Allegedly an ‘Everyday Thing’ Among Students at California Preschool