|For Immediate Release
January 12, 2007
8th GRADE ENGLISH TEACHER PLEADS GUILTY TO MOLESTING TWO MALE STUDENTS AT SCHOOL
FULLERTON – A middle school teacher pleaded guilty today to charges of sexually assaulting two male students. Hugh Scott Wilson, 47, Fullerton, was convicted of four counts of lewd acts upon a child and eight counts of oral copulation of a minor with an allegation for committing lewd acts on multiple children. Wilson was sentenced to 5 years in prison as part of his plea agreement. The maximum possible sentence for these charges is 10 years and four months in prison.
Between January 1, 1999 to July 1, 2005, Wilson, a teacher at Washington Middle School in La Habra, molested two male victims in his classroom when they stayed after school for help on class projects. He molested John Doe #1 between January 1, 1999 and December 3, 2000, while John Doe #1 was one of his students. He molested John Doe #2 between January 1, 2002 and July 1, 2005. Wilson continued to sexually assault John Doe #2 after the victim had graduated from the school by meeting him in the junior high classroom and at a dance studio in Fullerton, and engaged in unlawful oral copulation with the minor. He also sent both victims, who were between the ages of 12 and 14 when the sexual assault began, e-mails with graphic and explicit sexual content.
Senior Deputy District Attorney Jo Escobar of the Sexual Assault Unit prosecuted this case.