Ohio Gym Teacher John Austin Hopkins Charged For Sexual Abuse

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A former elementary school gym teacher has been indicted on charges of sexual abuse in connection to the molestation of over 24 first-grade girls. John Austin Hopkins, 25, is facing 36 counts of gross sexual imposition in an Ohio criminal court. The charges come after a three-month investigation led by members of the Springboro Police Department.

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Were you or a loved one abused by John Austin Hopkins, a former gym teacher at Clearcreek Elementary School in Sprinboro, Ohio? Was your child sexually abused? You are not alone. Our experienced school sexual abuse lawyers are here to help. We believe that your child deserves justice. Thankfully, John Austin Hopkins is being held accountable for his alleged misconduct by the criminal justice system, but our attorneys believe that civil action may also be possible.

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If your child was abused by Hopkins, your family may be eligible to pursue a private civil lawsuit, both against Hopkins and against Clearcreek Elementary School. In a private civil lawsuit, your family can pursue valuable financial compensation to support your child's recovery. Our attorneys understand the painful emotions caused by sexual abuse. Anger, shock, grief, shame - these are natural reactions to a terrible trauma. You did nothing wrong. This was not your fault.

Clearcreek Elementary Gym Teacher Accused Of Sexual Misconduct

John Austin Hopkins has been indicted on charges of gross sexual imposition. He was indicted by a grand jury on charges involving 28 students. All 36 charges are classified as third-degree felonies. Gross sexual imposition is defined as sexual contact with a person under the age of 13 and touching erogenous zones for sexual gratification, according to CNN.

During their investigation, authorities were able to access surveillance video footage of Hopkins interacting with students between December 2018 and March 2019. Police say Hopkins was able to maintain physical contact with over 80 students. According to prosecutors, Hopkins repeatedly touched the girls, while "positioning them to straddle him." "Based on our office's review of the evidence of the case, we believe there was evidence not just of inappropriate contact but also of potential criminal conduct on the part of Mr. Hopkins," said Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell.

According to officials at Clearcreek Elementary School, Hopkins was placed on administrative leave in March 2019, immediately after the school district learned of his alleged misconduct. Hopkins submitted his resignation four days later. It was approved the next day. The school says it kept school district parents apprised of the investigation through letters.

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