RECORD BOOK - PART 2
Sunday, December 14, 2003 - Page updated at 12:00 a.m.
Other cases of schools hiring a coach despite knowing about his past
About a dozen teachers, students and parents complained to school administrators about the contracts and other misconduct, but they didn't stop Jungblom. School Superintendent David Iverson told one mother that she "was wrongfully accusing" Jungblom and that an investigation would "further malign (his) character," according to court records.
In 1993, that mother found out her daughter had made a sexually explicit video for the coach, but this time, the mother went to federal authorities. Jungblom pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of a minor in 1994 and was sentenced to 57 months in prison.
The girl and her family sued the school district for ignoring complaints about Jungblom and allowing him to prey on students. The district reached a $5 million settlement with this family and one other victim, Alicia Quintana.
Today, Quintana is still suffering.
"I've fought anorexia off and on for probably 15 years now," she said. "In seventh grade it got really bad. I remember my grandmother sitting on the couch saying, 'Please eat,' crying to me ... "
Jungblom said in an interview that he is collecting retirement benefits and umpiring girls and adult softball games.
Stainbrook left the school and was hired as a coach in 1998 by the Franklin Pierce School District, even though it knew of his misconduct. Before he started work, district officials warned him not to repeat the behaviors that got him in trouble in Auburn.
But girls on the Washington High track team told district officials that Stainbrook grabbed their buttocks and stared at their breasts. When girls did stretches, he positioned himself between their legs or up against their bodies, according to school records.
"He was choosing (a certain girl) and put his face in her crotch," during stretches, said then-assistant track coach Chad Lee, who reported Stainbrook to the principal.
Stainbrook left the school in May 2000 after being told he was no longer needed as cross-country coach. The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) reprimanded Stainbrook in 2001 for the misconduct.
Lee said Stainbrook's teaching license "should be revoked and burned 15 times. He shouldn't be around any kids."
Police later were given love letters written by the 45-year-old coach to the girl, who played on his soccer team, and to other students.
Police also learned that Kathy Foley, a school administrative assistant, had warned school officials earlier that Hayashi was developing what she believed were inappropriately close relationships with several students.
Foley said Highline school officials didn't investigate her complaint from the mid-1990s; Hayashi's file also gives no indication that school officials pursued Foley's complaint.
The girl's parents obtained a restraining order to keep the coach away from her, but the girl was reluctant to cooperate with police. She and Hayashi denied a physical relationship, and no charges were filed.
Hayashi resigned as English teacher and coach in January 1998.
Three years later, the OSPI concluded its investigation and determined it had cause to revoke his license for "lack of good moral character" and "unprofessional conduct, including acts of immorality."
Hayashi surrendered his license voluntarily.
By Christine Willmsen and Maureen O'Hagan, Seattle Times staff reporters
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