Law Enforcement Believes There May Be Numerous Sex Abuse Victims
Paul Dwayne Kilgore, the former athletic director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sonoma Valley, continues to face child sex abuse charges. He remains in jail on $1 million bail.
After his arrest and photograph were publicized, the Healdsburg Police Department said it received credible information from over a dozen other victims alleging incidents of abuse dating back to the early 1980’s. This is the period spanning Kilgore’s 11-year employment with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sonoma Valley. Police reportedly received at least 20 calls from people claiming to be victims or knowing of victims.
Healdsburg police arrested Kilgore on September 18, 2016 on suspicion of committing lewd acts and continuous sexual abuse of two boys ages 11 and 12. The sex abuse allegedly occurred in the hot tub and shower area of the Parkpoint Health Club in Healdsburg on August 27, 2016.
Police said Kilgore took pre-teens and teenage boys to outings at recreation areas in the area. They also stated that some of the alleged offenses happened on overnight trips where Kilgore served as a mentor.
Kilgore reportedly worked at the San Bruno Recreation Center and was a volunteer coach for St. Roberts School in the late 1970s through 1985.
For Victims of Paul Dwayne Kilgore
At this moment, Paul Dwayne Kilgore’s arrest has many wondering what to do next. Many parents don’t realize that they have additional legal options beyond the criminal justice system. For example, a civil claim may provide the compensation necessary to help support you or your child recover from the lifelong impact of childhood sex abuse.
If you believe that you or your child was molested by Kilgore, there are steps to protect your legal rights. In California, there are time limits that affect both criminal and civil actions. For that reason, you should immediately seek legal help. Call the experienced sex abuse attorneys Robert Allard or Lauren Cerri at 408-289-1417. You can also fill out the form to the right.