Sunday, September 23, 2007

Achi Ben Shalom (Jewish Day School Teacher) Sentenced to Prison

Former El Cerrito teacher sentenced in incident with student

by Bruce Gerstman
Contra Costa Times
September 21, 2007

EL CERRITO -- A former El Cerrito private school teacher was sentenced today to 90 days in County Jail for misdemeanor assault and battery against a former student.

Contra Costa Superior Court Judge Leslie Landau sentenced Achi Ben Shalom, 53, to serve his jail sentence without the possibility of home detention.

A jury last month acquitted Ben Shalom of a felony charge of child molestation of a female student, but found him guilty of misdemeanor counts of assault and battery when he touched her.

Prosecutor Colleen Gleason said that the jury did not believe beyond a reasonable doubt that Ben Shalom had a sexual intent.

Landau also ruled that Ben Shalom must serve three years of county probation. He also cannot work as a teacher or in a position of trust with children and cannot possess pornography.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's interesting he got off on the sex charges, yet still is being treated by the judge as a sex offender.

September 23, 2007 8:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oo i know him.. he was my teacher well surda he came in the middle of hebrew class or i dont member what class and he sang wiht the class... i would never have thoguht he will do this.. i didnt know until i i searched tehiya day school n pics and his pic came up.. i was shocked..

January 14, 2008 9:53 PM  

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