Saratoga High custodian charged with alleged child molestation

February 6, 2009 — by Anna Shen

Long-time custodian Juan Edmundo Morales Jauregui has recently been charged with alleged child molestation, pedophilia and possession of child pornography. As of early February, Jauregui was on the run, and his whereabouts are unknown.

“The district will continue working with law enforcement as this investigation proceeds,” wrote superintendent Cary Matsuoka in an e-mail. “We want to reassure our community that we remain vigilant about the safety and security of our students, staff and campuses.”

Jauregui known as Juan Morales around campus is not suspected to have molested any students at Saratoga or Los Gatos High School. His alleged victim is a 7-year-old girl, but police suspect he molested several others, as well.

He worked at Saratoga High for over 13 years without any criminal record or on-the-job misconduct. He is currently on administrative leave and most likely “will not be allowed back onto any district facility until this situation is resolved,” according to Matsuoka.