A sexual assault complaint has been filed in the District Court of Guam suing the Guam Department of Education but the District Court of Guam can’t move forward without the victim’s true identity.
The case was filed by an individual identified only by the initials G.B., a 31-year-old woman who alleges she was sexually molested by a Hazel Basilio, a teacher at JFK High School.
Court documents state that the sexual assault occurred when G.B. was a minor attending the school from 2005 to 2007. At the time, Basilio was the victim’s history teacher and student government advisor.
The complaint further states that Basilio began “grooming G.B.” This included taking G.B. for meals to restaurants, messaging, emailing and calling G.B. and buying her personal gifts, and escorting her on off-island trips.
The sexual assaults both oral and digital allegedly began when G.B. was 15 years old and occurred on a weekly, and sometimes daily basis.
The complaint states that despite G.B.’s repeated requests for the abuse to stop, Basilio deterred G.B. from age-appropriate relationships and isolated her from her peers.
“Basilio on frequent occasions told G.B. that she should permit the sexual abuse because of all the personal favors that Basilio did for G.B. in an effort to make G.B. feel guilty,” court documents stated.
The victim is suing the GDOE, stating that they knew about the abuse and attempted to keep Basilio’s misconduct hidden. A demand for jury trial has been made.
Meanwhile, the District Court of Guam is asking the victim to reveal her identity under seal so that the court can determine if it is necessary to disqualify itself from the matter.