MARIN COUNTY (CBS SF/KPIX) — The Marin County Sheriff’s Workplace confirmed the Tuesday arrest of the Shoreline Unified Faculty District Superintendent on suspicion of committing lewd acts with a toddler.
The sheriff’s workplace mentioned that 66-year-old Petaluma resident Robert Patrick Raines was arrested on Tuesday after possible trigger was developed for that Raines dedicated lewd acts with a minor youngster beneath the age of 14.
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The arrest got here after a week-long investigation. On June 1, the Marin County Sheriff’s Workplace acquired a report of potential prison allegations involving a employees member of the Shoreline Unified Faculty District.
The employees member was recognized as Superintendent Raines, who was instantly positioned on administrative go away by the district pending the end result of the investigation. The sheriff’s workplace mentioned the case was investigated by its college useful resource officer and investigations detectives.
The Marin County Workplace of Training was notified of the arrest, authorities mentioned.
“The well being, security and well-being of all of our college students is our most essential precedence” mentioned Superintendent of Colleges for the Marin County Workplace of Training Mary Jane Burke in a press release. “It’s the mandate of all colleges to comply with all related legal guidelines with regard to any allegations of kid abuse. The district took swift and speedy motion notifying the Marin County Sheriff’s Workplace and positioned Mr. Raines on go away.”
“I’m past shocked,” says Dru Fallon O’Neill, the President of Tomales Village Neighborhood Companies Board.
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O’Neill couldn’t imagine the person she has identified for years might presumably be accountable for hurting a toddler. O’Neill says Bob Raines introduced his retirement final October and was speculated to name it a profession on the finish of this month.
Fallon provides, “When we now have folks that we all know and we assist, this sort of allegation is an actual black eye.”
Dad and mom have been additionally in disbelief.
“It’s fairly disgusting that anyone that somebody in command of colleges and training round kids would do this sort of factor,” says Michael Keel, the daddy of two younger boys says.
Raines took over as Superintendent of Shoreline Unified in 2016. A former principal sued him and the District for defamation and retaliation however that is the primary allegation of this type.
Raines informed the Marin Impartial Journal he was harmless of the costs.
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Andrea Nakano contributed to this report.