It’s always very disturbing to cover or read these types of stories. Hope the victim can get some kind of closure. It’s also disturbing to learn that there were prior chances to stop this convicted predator. Story by colleague Malaika Fraley.
OAKLAND — A former longtime teacher at Mission Valley Elementary School in Fremont was sentenced Friday to 16 years in state prison for sexually abusing a second-grade boy in the in the late 1990s when he taught children with learning disabilities.
Neither Schoop nor his attorney made a statement about the conviction at the brief hearing where Judge Jeffrey Horner said that Schoop’s violent conduct with the boy shows that he “poses a serious danger to society” and that the student had been particularly vulnerable to Schoop in his position of trust as a teacher.
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