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New victim comes forward in case against former Trinity County teacher

David Frederick now facing 14 counts

TRINITY COUNTY, Calif. - A new victim has come forward in the case against former Trinity County teacher David Frederick. 

Court officials said after an amendment was made to the complaint to include the new victim, Frederick was arraigned Wednesday on six additional counts. 

Those counts include; one count of continual abuse of a child under the age of 14, four counts of oral copulation of a child under the age of 14, and one count of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14. A special allegation was also added of multiple victims. 

Frederick is now being charged with 14 counts based on three different victims. 

Frederick remains in the Trinity County Jail and is being held without bail after his request for bail was denied in court again Wednesday. 

Frederick, who was most recently a teacher at Coffee Creek Elementary School in Trinity Center, was taken into custody on October 13 after an investigation that spanned several California counties and across state lines. Officials said numerous victims in several jurisdictions were discovered and interviewed. 

Officials said during an interview with Frederick, he reportedly admitted to having had inappropriate relationships, some of which had been sexual in nature, with various underage students during his more than 20 years working as a teacher. 

Investigators said Frederick has been a teacher at various locations in California, most of which had been outside of Trinity County. 

The Trinity County Sheriff's Office requests that anyone with information regarding victims contact Detective Josh Ford at 530-623-8106 or email him at jford@trinitycounty.org. 


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