California Teacher Accused of Sex Crimes on Elementary School Student

by on October 14, 2013

32-year-old Malia Brooks used to teach the sixth grade at an elementary school in Simi Valley, California. That is, until she was accused of having a sexual relationship with a student under the age of 14.

After the allegations were brought to authorities, Brooks was placed on administrative leave pending an investigation. She has since resigned from her position and pled guilty to five sex-related counts including oral copulation of a person under 14 years of age and lewd acts on a child.

Though the victim’s name and age have not been released, it was confirmed that he was a student at the school at the time of the offenses. The relationship allegedly lasted four months and commenced in late 2012.

Sex Crimes & Mental Illness

Lawyers for Brooks acknowledged that their client suffers from mental illness, which she is seeking treatment for. Her defense alleges that “a lot of the charges precipitated from that illness.”

It is not uncommon for sex crime offenders to suffer from various types of mental illness. The sex crime lawyers at JacksonWhite can work with families of such defendants and will do everything in our power to help them receive rehabilitative treatment in lieu of incarceration.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a sex crime in Arizona and there is mental illness involved, the sex crime defense attorneys at JacksonWhite can help protect them against conventional criminal prosecution. Call us today to schedule a free and confidential consultation with compassionate JacksonWhite sex crime lawyer, Jeremy Geigle at 480-818-9943.

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