Following three lawsuits since January alleging the Redlands Unified School District failed to protect students from sexual abuse from two teachers, the San Bernardino County District Attorney filed five felony charges June 22 against one of the teachers, Joseph Nardella. The charges are one count of sexual abuse and four counts of sodomy of a minor.
Civil attorneys also filed a May 11 sexual abuse case against Clement Middle School teacher Timothy Rochester and the district.
Nardella, 52, has been named twice alongside the Redlands Unified School District in civil suits this year by former students alleging sexual abuse.
In response to one suit, for which he is representing himself,