A former top administrator at the Army and Navy Academy in Carlsbad, California was arrested on October 17, 2013, on suspicion of sexually molesting at least six former students who he had mentored.
The administrator, Jeffrey Barton, who is 55, was charged with molesting two students at Army and Navy, one of them more than 50 times over a two-year period — fondling, oral copulation, sodomy — in his office, his cottage, his car and on overnight, school-sanctioned trips. He faces life in prison and has pleaded not guilty.
Barton has worked at the Academy for eighteen years.
The lawfirm Manly, Stewart & Finaldi has represented victims of sexual abuse and severe hazing in lawsuits against the Army Navy Academy in the past, and is actively representing such victims today.