Catholic school teacher arrested for sexual abuse


A Catholic School teacher at Bishop Baumgartner has been arrested for criminal sexual conduct after school officials received a report from a parent this morning.

Guam – Parents send their children to school and entrust the welfare of their children to the teachers who are meant to educate and ensure their safety, but for one family at Bishop Baumgartner Memorial School that was not the case, as their child was violated by a school teacher.

According to Archdiocese of Agana Spokesperson Tony Diaz, school officials at Bishop Baumgartner received a report this morning from a parent alleging that her child was inappropriately touched by a teacher.

Guam Police Department Spokesman Officer AJ Balajadia has identified the teacher as Peregrine Corpuz San Nicolas, 53, who was charged with criminal sexual conduct and child abuse.

“Mr. San Nicolas is accused of placing his hands inappropriately on a female studnet from school year 2016-2017,” Balajadia said.

The school administration immediately reported the incident to Child Protective services and the Guam Police Department.

Diaz says that GPD interviewed the student, witnesses and the accused teacher, confirming that the Teacher was arrested for criminal sexual conduct and detained.

Diaz further states that the teacher has been placed on administrative leave.

SOURCEJolene Toves
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Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.