Richard John Rack, Guilty of Sex Crimes with Middle School Girls, Faces October Sentencing

See Update No. 3 at the bottom of Page 2 on Richard Rack facing sentencing in October for sexual crimes against three girl students. Update No. 2 on Page is about the ex-middle school teacher's surprise guilty plea to sexual misconduct. Update No. 1 is about an accuser testifying her teacher went easy on her in class after she sent him frontal nude photos of herself.

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ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 19, 7 A.M.: A San Clemente middle school math teacher faces trial today for allegedly assaulting an 8th-grade female student sexually while alone with her on campus and committing lewd acts against two other teen girl students.

Richard John Rack, 51, of San Clemente, could be drawing up math quizzes in state prison for 12 years and eight months and be a registered sex offender for infinity with a conviction.

Rack, who had been teaching at Shorecliffs since 2002, allegedly engaged in lewd touching and oral copulation with a 14-year-old girl between February 2009 and October 2010, primarily while alone with her on campus.

Two other girls who were 13 and 14 between April and November 2011 accused Rack of hugging and making lewd comments to them. One girl told the school principal about the conduct, prompting an Orange County Sheriff's Department investigation and Rack's arrest on June 6, 2012, related to the two girls.

The alleged conduct with the first girl was uncovered after Rack's arrest. I reported later in June 2012 about two additional girls who came forward with allegations--for a total of five--but the trial today only concerns the accusations of the original three alleged victims.

Richard Rack, Middle School Teacher, Accused of Sexy Time with 5 Girl Students

Rack is charged with six felony counts of lewd acts on a child age 14 or 15, one felony count of lewd or lascivious acts with a minor under 14, and one felony count of oral copulation of a minor under 16.


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traviswilliamhogarth
traviswilliamhogarth

As a father with my first baby girl on the way, I can honestly say I appreciate jailhouse justice. He'll get his, especially from a father on the inside doing time with nothing to lose. Girls look and act older than ever these days, but that still doesn't give anyone the right to exploit it them. A grown man, especially a teacher, should take that opportunity to coach (not touch) them and get with the parents and see what can be done to better educate her about her behavior. 

JBinOC
JBinOC topcommenter

His surname is RACK???  

You can't make this stuff up.....



949girl
949girl topcommenter

It's kind of sad that in the first place middle school kids are sending nude photos of themselves to anyone!  And I'm not buying that it was by mistake that she sent it to her teacher.  Obviously she is lying about that. 

Anonymous
Anonymous

It will be interesting what a jury verdict will reveal.  The OC District Attorney also prosecuted former teacher Christopher Ontiveros from  the Anaheim Union HS District and he was acquitted, not to mention the fact that former Orange Unified teacher Carlie Attebury's conviction was overturned.  It is hard to determine what the evidence is without sitting in on the trial on a daily basis. 

icantaimer
icantaimer

this is sad, these are some bullshit allegations, yeah he'd make stupid comments to the girls but he's not friggin pedophile. This guy cared about his students made math fun. Hated the lakers... that's the only thing i hate against against him

JBinOC
JBinOC topcommenter

If he gets convicted, I hope his friends don't go up to him and say, 

"Niiiice, Rack!"

jones
jones

@icantaimer that guy was an @#$%^ hole. I almost beat his @#$ one day in the parking lot because he was such a jerk while picking up my kids from school. If i was those girls father i would have beat the living @#$% out of him and left him for dead

jordanwkb24
jordanwkb24

@icantaimer taryan your retarded he is a CHILD MOLESTER ! Its in black and white open your eyes!

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