Empowering California Survivors of Sexual Abuse at Capital Christian High School

If you were abused by a teacher, coach, staff member, or trusted adult at Capital Christian High School, or any other California school, we want to help you

In the spring of 2022, the law firm of Jeff Anderson filed a lawsuit on behalf of five courageous survivors against Capital Christian School under the California Child Victims Act, Identifying David Arnold as an alleged perpetrator of child sexual abuse.

From 1980 to 1983, David Arnold was employed by Capital Christian School in Sacramento as a teacher, yearbook advisor, newspaper advisor, and football coach. Through his positions of power, Arnold utilized tactics such as gift-giving, favoritism as well as emotional, psychological, and physical grooming, to gain trust and access to minor boys.

Once Arnold obtained the boys trust, his behavior and grooming tactics became more extreme and dangerous. Arnold paid student’s tuition, provided expensive meals, and took them to expensive sporting events. Arnold baited the students with these lavish gifts and in exchange coerced them to come to his apartment under the guise of grading papers. Once the students were confined to his home, Arnold would sexually assault and batter the minor boys.

California Child Victims Act

On January 1, 2020, the California Child Victims Act (AB 218) opened a three-year window for California child sexual assault survivors of any age to file claims against their perpetrators and the institutions responsible for the abuse, no matter when the abuse occurred.  If you were sexually assaulted as a child in California, it’s time to take legal action, begin healing and help make California safer for children today.

You Are Not Alone. We Are Here to Help.

It’s time for justice. It’s time for you to share your story safely and confidentially. It’s time to lay down your burden and reclaim some of your power. It’s time to expose those who hurt you and make sure what happened to you never happens to another child. It’s time to take action under the California Child Victims Act. Before making a decision concerning such severe and sensitive matters, we encourage all survivors of child sexual abuse to consult with legal counsel before proceeding with a claim. We want to help you find accountability and healing. We will stand by you. We will fight for you.