Please Help a Teacher in Need
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We are the family of David Frederick. David is an outstanding teacher who is being wrongfully accused of child molest. We have spent well over $100,000 on legal fees and have not yet gotten a preliminary hearing. David has been in jail over a year.

This story starts with David, Me and a little school in Southern California. My name is Beth. David and I met in school-college at Cal Poly Pomona-each aspiring to be the best teachers we could be. Our path has taken us all over California teaching, living and working together to brighten the futures for thousands of students for over 30 years. Our relationship is one like soul mates-he’s a brother to me. I believe in David to the bottom of my soul so I am elected to be the one writing his story.

David is one of the finest K-8 grade teachers you would ever have the good fortune to meet. He is smart, energetic, funny and loving. He has a style of teaching unlike anyone. David brings students into his heart and soul, takes them outdoors for real life lessons, makes sure they get plenty of activity to peak interest and gets to know families by opening his classroom activities to them. For thirty years David has had so much success teaching that there are waiting lists for students to get into his classroom. Never has he had a problem with his style of teaching.

One day, in the middle of class, David is arrested. He realizes a parent has accused him of molesting his son. In the days to follow, a child David raised out of high school (now 35) with many mental health issues, drug and alcohol abuse and a lengthy legal record is also claiming abuse and got his best friend to report as a third “victim”. Due to laws in CA that say an accusation is all that is needed to deny bail, David has been in jail well over a year now with no preliminary hearing to determine any guilt.

David’s family has spent their retirement money and all their savings on lawyers. We kept thinking each month there would be a hearing but it kept getting postponed. We finally have a preliminary hearing date set in December. We fear for David’s mental health with him being imprisoned for so long. All that we know, leads us to believe there was no act of sexual misconduct or abuse that occurred.

I am asking, even begging, for you to donate today! The money we are raising in this campaign is going toward legal fees to get David a fair and just trial. His family has spent their retirement and savings thus far and we are out of funding for the remainder of the work needing to be done. Other ways to help include buying David’s book, “Ramblings of a Ranger” by David Frederick on Amazon, helping us get his case into the public eye and sharing his story with everyone you know. 

I know we can get him exonerated from this nightmare if we can follow it through. David is an artist as well as an author and has offered a personal drawing to everyone who donates over $100. Please donate all you can to keep another innocent guy from succumbing to the legal system. We are grateful beyond belief for everyone’s support.

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