KTLA, Channel 5 [Los Angeles, California] reported that a former teacher in a now-closed private school in Long Beach (located at the south end of Los Angeles County) has finally agreed to a guilty plea for his 2007 crimes against children.
A 44-year-old man pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a teenage boy he had met while working as a teacher in Long Beach, officials said Wednesday. Gorski was a member of a Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall in the community of Cypress, a bedroom community located in Los Angeles County.
According to the Orange County [California] District Attorney’s office on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, Jason Morris Gorski pled guilty to two counts of “lewd or lascivious acts with a minor under 14.”
According to prosecutors, Gorski met the 13-year-old victim in 2007 while working as a teacher at Southwestern Longview Private School. Public records show that school shut down in 2008.
Gorski had worked at the school for four years. He was an active member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses congregation in the city of Cypress, California when he met the boy.
In 2009, the teenager reported the abuse to the congregation. Gorski was removed from his position as an elder within the Cyrpress Kingdom Hall congregation, but was allowed to remain an active member. Gorski later moved to South Carolina and started attending a Jehovah’s Witnesses congregation in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The victim reported the abuse to law enforcement in March 2016. The Buena Park Police Department investigated the case and arrested Gorski in June 2016.
Gorski is scheduled to return to court for sentencing on January 26, 2018. He faces a possible sentence of 10 years in state prison.