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San Diego Unified trustee's settlement increases calls for resignation

Posted at 8:13 AM, Sep 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-14 11:13:57-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — A San Diego Unified School Board Trustee is moving forward with a possible settlement over accusations of date-rape and other sexual advances.

Kevin Beiser is facing accusations of date-rape, groping, and other sexual advances, brought forth by four men, including his former political consultant and former campaign manager. Beiser has denied all allegations since they surfaced in March.

The settlement could indicate a preference to not allow a jury to decide whether Beiser is innocent of the accusations, according to political analyst John Dadian.

"The oldest rule in the book is if you go to trial, even if you are innocent, you never know what jury is going to do. That's exactly why people do settle," Dadian said.

The victims' attorney told 10News he could not comment on the case to the media as part of the agreement.

In March, Beiser was placed on leave from his teaching position in Chula Vista.

The San Diego County Democratic Party has asked for Beiser to resign from the school board.

Despite the scandal, Beiser has announced that he will be running for San Diego City Council next year as well.