UPDATED May 17:
Capt. Wahid Kazem of the Santa Clara Police Department confirmed Thursday afternoon that the number of police reports filed against Dominic Caserta is now more than nine. However, he would not say how many.
“As an organization we don’t feel like it’s in the interest of the victims or the investigative process to update the number of reports that we have,” Kazem said.
Andrew Lucia – the assistant superintendent of the Santa Clara Unified High School District, in which Caserta teaches – was also tight lipped on the matter of whether Caserta was under investigation.
“All allegations that are brought to our attention are investigated and we take them very seriously and we have a process that we follow,” he said.
However, Lucia added that he wouldn’t be able to discuss allegations against any faculty member nor was he able to say whether the Santa Clara Unified High School District Board of Trustees was planning to discuss it at a future meeting.
Part-time Foothill Community College instructor Dominic Caserta resigned from the Santa Clara City Council Tuesday morning after nine reports of alleged sexual harassment were filed against him the last week.