A Corona teacher accused of lewd or lascivious acts with a child under age 14 appeared in court at the Riverside Hall of Justice Wednesday with his Wallin & Klarich attorney to plead not guilty to these charges.
Shane Kent, a client of Wallin & Klarich, was arrested in February and was placed on administrative leave from Orange Elementary School.
“I have a good attorney and I know that the truth will come out, and I am an innocent man,” Kent told reporters outside of the courthouse on Wednesday. Many of Mr. Kent’s students and their parents appeared at the courthouse to show their support for Mr. Kent.
“Wallin & Klarich has represented countless teachers from all over the state of California who are wrongfully accused of molesting students. Mr. Kent is not guilty of any wrongdoing. He is loved by hundreds of his current and past students as well as their parents. Many of them were in court today. We will aggressively defend Mr. Kent because he is an innocent man,” Wallin & Klarich, A Law Corporation said in a statement.
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