Ex Special Ed Richland High Teacher Sentanced for Molestation
Last May, a Richland High principle was made aware one of his teachers was having an inappropriate relationship with a 15 year old girl and now that teacher has been sentenced for molestation. That teacher, Steven Diaz 32, was sentenced to 1 1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty. Diaz had been a popular special education teacher for Richland High but had signs of sexual problems since 2002. Diaz allegedly showed a 12 year old boy a video of him masturbating and threatened to rape him. He had another incident in 2014 where he was accused of raping a woman in a park after meeting her in a bar according to reports. Neither incidents brought criminal charges against Diaz however allowing him to keep his job at the school.
Diaz has still not admitted the molestation and says he plead guilty on the advice from his attorney after seeing the evidence against him.