Sexual assault complaint filed against GDOE teacher

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US District Court of Guam (PNC file photo)

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.

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Jolene Toves
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.