Former school athletic director accused of molesting students

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By Sandra Cohen Rose via Wikimedia Creative Commons

A second former student has come forward accusing a former high school athletic director of molesting her.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Jane Doe 2 said in an amended lawsuit complaint Thursday that Lawrence Young-Yet Chan targeted her on campus in 2012.

She alleges Chan, the then athletic director at George Washington High School in San Francisco, repeatedly called her into the office to perform oral sex on him.

According to the San Francisco Standard, the first student to come forward in the complaint filed last month alleged Chan groomed and abused her from 2012 – 2016. She said the sex acts included oral copulation and sexual intercourse.

The Chronicle reported that records it obtained show the district moved to fire Chan when the allegations first surfaced in 2017, but instead allowed him to quietly resign in a confidential settlement agreement.

“Our investigation concluded that Mr. Chan violated the District’s Board Policy on Professional Boundaries, BP 4019.1,” district spokesperson Laura Dudnick told the San Francisco Chronicle in an email. Attempts to reach Chan by the Chronicle were unsuccessful.

The attorney for the two women called the settlement disturbing.

“It protects the district, but what about the kids in other districts or other places where he goes to work?” said Lauren Cerri, of Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard. “It’s a classic pass-the-trash case—make it someone else’s problem with no regard for the safety of the kids. Who knows how many more there are?”

The District counters it fully cooperated with law enforcement and placed Chan on leave immediately after the allegations surfaced.

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