DOE reviewing civil suit against accused teacher - KUAM.com-KUAM News: On Air. Online. On Demand.

DOE reviewing civil suit against accused teacher

Posted: Updated:

The Guam Department of Education is looking into a civil lawsuit filed against one of their own, science teacher Vernon Kamiaz. In a statement to KUAM, deputy superintendent Erika Cruz says DOE legal counsel is reviewing their policies and personnel rules and regulations.

Kamiaz, who is listed as a teacher at Simon Sanchez High School, is still employed with the agency. Last week he was named in a child sex abuse lawsuit in the Superior Court of Guam.

The plaintiff, only identified as "E.M.", alleges Kamiaz was his confirmation teacher at the Agana Heights Church in the late 1980s.

During a car ride, E.M. alleges Kamiaz grabbed his private parts and made suggestive comments on how the teen boy could get his girlfriend to have sex with him.

  • NEWS HEADLINESMore>>

  • Apuron denies rape allegation made by his nephew

    Apuron denies rape allegation made by his nephew

    He stands five times accused of clergy sexual abuse, the most recent allegation prompting a written response to Guam media.  In an e-mailed statement, Archbishop Anthony Apuron vehemently denies the allegation from his nephew, Mark Mafnas Apuron.  Earlier this month, 43-year-old Mark Apuron filed his lawsuit in the District Court of Guam alleging Archbishop Anthony Apuron raped him in the Chancery in 1990.  In his statement, the elder Apuron reports being sick after ano...More >>
    He stands five times accused of clergy sexual abuse, the most recent allegation prompting a written response to Guam media.  In an e-mailed statement, Archbishop Anthony Apuron vehemently denies the allegation from his nephew, Mark Mafnas Apuron.  Earlier this month, 43-year-old Mark Apuron filed his lawsuit in the District Court of Guam alleging Archbishop Anthony Apuron raped him in the Chancery in 1990.  In his statement, the elder Apuron reports being sick after ano...More >>
  • Elderly man hit while crossing the road

    Elderly man hit while crossing the road

    An 81-year-old man is in critical condition at Naval Hospital after being hit by a car in Mangilao at around 7:00pm on Wednesday. Police spokesperson AJ Balajadia says the man was crossing from the median into the inner lane along Route 10 when was struck by a blue 2009 Toyota Yaris being driven by a 59-year-old man from Yona. The incident occurred by 24 Hour Laundry.  The victim was unconscious but still breathing while being transported to NRMC. Balajadia says Guam Highway Pa...More >>
    An 81-year-old man is in critical condition at Naval Hospital after being hit by a car in Mangilao at around 7:00pm on Wednesday. Police spokesperson AJ Balajadia says the man was crossing from the median into the inner lane along Route 10 when was struck by a blue 2009 Toyota Yaris being driven by a 59-year-old man from Yona. The incident occurred by 24 Hour Laundry.  The victim was unconscious but still breathing while being transported to NRMC. Balajadia says Guam Highway Pa...More >>
  • Committee makes recommendation for disciplinary action against Espaldon

    Committee makes recommendation for disciplinary action against Espaldon

    Will Senator Jim Espaldon be removed from his leadership positions? That's now for his colleagues to decide. Resolution 239 had been placed on the session agenda. It details the ethics committee's recommendation for disciplinary action against Espaldon. Last September, they found him in violation of the code of ethics and standards. Espaldon was under investigation for his alleged involvement in a generator deal between the Commonwealth Utilities Corp. in the Northern Mariana Islands...More >>
    Will Senator Jim Espaldon be removed from his leadership positions? That's now for his colleagues to decide. Resolution 239 had been placed on the session agenda. It details the ethics committee's recommendation for disciplinary action against Espaldon. Last September, they found him in violation of the code of ethics and standards. Espaldon was under investigation for his alleged involvement in a generator deal between the Commonwealth Utilities Corp. in the Northern Mariana Islands...More >>
Powered by Frankly