Former high school student sues ex-tennis coach for rape
A Novato, California man sued a Filipino American former high school tennis coach for allegedly raping him when he was a teenage student. He also sued the school district for allegedly not doing anything to stop it.
In the lawsuit filed Tuesday, Jan. 31 in Marin County Superior Court, “John Doe,” said his Tamalpais High School tennis coach and Physical Education teacher Normandie Burgos sexually assaulted him for three years, starting when he was 16 in 1999, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Doe, now in his 30s, is also suing Tamalpais Union High School District for negligence, claiming an employee walked in on Burgos molesting him in a gym room and did nothing to stop the alleged abuse.
Doe’s allegations are the latest in a series of abuse allegations against Burgos, 59, who is serving 255 years at Mule Creek State Prison in Amador County.
Burgos was convicted in 2019 on 60 counts of child molestation in Richmond, California, and lost his appeal last year.
In May, a Marin County jury awarded $10 million to another abuse survivor who filed a similar lawsuit against the school district alleging abuse by Burgos at Tamalpais High School.