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Nicolas Lhermine, YMCA Childcare Worker Sex Abuse Preliminary Hearing

Nicolas Lhermine is ordered to stand trial on sex abuse charges following a preliminary hearing in which the victims testified in this childcare worker sex abuse case.  Nicolas Lhermine faces six felony charges, the most being severe oral copulation or penetration of a child under 10, which may result in a sentence of 15 years to life in prison.

Nicolas Lhermine, Morgan Hill YMCA Employee Charged with Sex Abuse of Children

Reports are surfacing that accused child molester, Nick Lhermine of the Morgan Hill YMCA, may have sexually abused numerous children at the Paradise Valley Elementary School daycare facility. The YMCA of Silicon Valley is responsible for the administration of 12 Association Centers in the area. This includes the Mt. Madonna YMCA,which operates the YMCA – Paradise Valley summer child care day camp on the premises of Paradise Valley Elementary School in Morgan Hill. Furthermore, the lawsuit claims that Lhermine was hired as an aide in February of 2011.

Citing court documents and interviews with law enforcement, reports from the news media indicate that at least four children have come forward indicating they were victims of Lhermine’s sex abuse at the Morgan Hill YMCA’s childcare facility located at Paradise Valley Elementary School. As a result, Nicolas Lhermine is accused of molesting children as young as 5 and 7 years old.

NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit claims the Evergreen School District ignored a federal law designed to protect students in molestation and sex abuse cases like the one involving O.B. Whaley School and their former teacher Craig Chandler and Principal Lyn Vijayendran. Title IX requires schools to have a system in place to file sexual harassment and sex abuse complaints, a trained coordinator to process them and that this information be made public for staff, students and parents. According to the report, at the time of the alleged sex abuse, Evergreen did not have a trained Title IX coordinator or contact information published online.

“If they had followed the law appropriately, none of this would have happened,” attorney Robert Allard told NBC Bay Area.

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