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Investigating Intercourse Assault Accusations by Los Gatos Excessive College students – NBC Bay Space

What’s going on at Los Gatos High School?

NBC Bay Area’s Investigative Unit is investigating a wave of allegations of sexual misconduct among current and former Los Gatos High School students on social media.

In a two-part report, investigative reporter Candice Nguyen examines the school’s response and the district’s history with a past tragedy. The investigation sheds light on what has been cited as one of the greatest challenges facing schools: student sexual misconduct off campus.

Watch the two-part investigation on our newscasts on Thursday, April 29th at 6pm and 11pm.

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Watch in-depth interviews detailing how the alleged sexual assault affected the lives of a student, a former student, and their father.

Mia Lozoya shares her experience of sexual assault, she says, from another Los Gatos High School student last year.

Lyssa Broomfield talks about her reported sexual assault in 2015 and the nightmare she says followed.

Scott Broomfield, Lyssa’s father, is reading a letter entitled “To the rapist of my daughter’s father.”

How to Report Sexual Assault

  • Report online. Many law enforcement agencies have online crime reporting services.
  • Visit a police station. You can speak to an officer in person. They provide a safe environment.
  • Let your teacher or a school official know. They are assigned reporters.
  • Go to the hospital. You will have staff trained to take care of people who have been sexually assaulted. The hospital staff will ask if you want to report to the police. You do not have to.
  • Police say you cannot wash, change clothes or tidy up until you have spoken to the authorities and been hospitalized. Any physical evidence can be valuable in bringing charges.

Victim and Family Resources

  • Counseling and Support Services for Young People (CASSY): 408-493-5289 (general number), 855-278-4204 (crisis)
  • Anonymous LGSUHSD hotline: Submit online or at 800-782-7463
  • Edgewood Center for Children and Families: 844-EDGE41
  • Dating abuse hotline: 966-331-9676 or text “Loveis” to 2252
  • Parent Stress Hotline: 408-279-8228
  • Crisis Line for rape trauma services: 650-692-7273
  • YWCA Rape Crisis Line: 408-287-3000 or 650-493-7273

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