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San Ramon Valley teacher, cheer coach charged with sexual misconduct against minors

Concord man accused of abusing two teens

A longtime cheer coach and fitness instructor in San Ramon who recently began teaching middle school biology in Danville was charged this week with committing lewd acts against two teenagers.

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Nicholas Moseby, who teaches at Diablo Vista Middle School, was taken into custody on Wednesday and booked into the Martinez Detention Facility in lieu of $200,000 bail, according to records from the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office.

Moseby, 41, of Concord is facing two counts of performing lewd acts upon two minors and one count of showing pornography to a minor, according to Ted Asregadoo, a spokesperson for the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office. The victims were 15 years old and 14 years old, with the offenses allegedly occurring Aug. 31 and Sept. 4, respectively.

Asregardoo said that while the office has filed a complaint, Moseby hasn't been arraigned yet. He said that was expected to happen Monday.

Following arraignment, Asregardoo said that the case timeline was unclear, but that investigators were hoping for other potential victims to come forward before that time in order to strengthen the case.

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"I think the investigators are reasonably certain there are other victims and they just want those folks to report it," Asregardoo said.

Moseby began teaching biology at Diablo Vista Middle School in 2021, according to Linkedin. He had worked as a tumbling coach for the cheerleading squad NorCal Elite since 2013.

Moseby had a long career working in tumbling and cheerleading, according to Linkedin, starting as a camp instructor for the Universal Cheerleaders Association in 2017. He reportedly served as program director for Valley Cheer and Dance in San Ramon from 2013 to 2018.

In 2021, Moseby was issued a certificate of clearance by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. He was issued a Single Subject Teaching Credential on Aug. 4.

Moseby's arraignment is expected to be Monday at the Wakefield Taylor Courthouse in Martinez at 1:35 p.m.

"This is difficult and shocking news. I can confirm that we will offer law enforcement our support and hope that their investigative work concludes with justice being served," said Tammy Herley, coordinator of communications and community relations at San Ramon Valley Unified School District.

She encouraged anyone with information to contact the DA's office and said, "At this time, we will be turning our attention to offering students, staff and families the support they may need as they process this unthinkable allegation."

The district first acknowledged Moseby's arrest in an email message to the Diablo Vista school community on Thursday, before formal charges were filed.

"We must share some concerning information with you. We have been made aware that Nick Moseby, a teacher at our school, was arrested," SRVUSD officials said. "The teacher was immediately placed on leave as soon as we were notified of the arrest."

Asregardoo urged anyone with information about the case, especially additional victims, to contact Senior Inspector Darryl Holcombe at [email protected] or by calling the DA's office.

Editor's note: This story was updated Sept. 17 with a comment from the district.

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San Ramon Valley teacher, cheer coach charged with sexual misconduct against minors

Concord man accused of abusing two teens

by / Danville San Ramon

Uploaded: Fri, Sep 16, 2022, 5:04 pm
Updated: Sun, Sep 18, 2022, 4:42 pm

A longtime cheer coach and fitness instructor in San Ramon who recently began teaching middle school biology in Danville was charged this week with committing lewd acts against two teenagers.

Nicholas Moseby, who teaches at Diablo Vista Middle School, was taken into custody on Wednesday and booked into the Martinez Detention Facility in lieu of $200,000 bail, according to records from the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office.

Moseby, 41, of Concord is facing two counts of performing lewd acts upon two minors and one count of showing pornography to a minor, according to Ted Asregadoo, a spokesperson for the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office. The victims were 15 years old and 14 years old, with the offenses allegedly occurring Aug. 31 and Sept. 4, respectively.

Asregardoo said that while the office has filed a complaint, Moseby hasn't been arraigned yet. He said that was expected to happen Monday.

Following arraignment, Asregardoo said that the case timeline was unclear, but that investigators were hoping for other potential victims to come forward before that time in order to strengthen the case.

"I think the investigators are reasonably certain there are other victims and they just want those folks to report it," Asregardoo said.

Moseby began teaching biology at Diablo Vista Middle School in 2021, according to Linkedin. He had worked as a tumbling coach for the cheerleading squad NorCal Elite since 2013.

Moseby had a long career working in tumbling and cheerleading, according to Linkedin, starting as a camp instructor for the Universal Cheerleaders Association in 2017. He reportedly served as program director for Valley Cheer and Dance in San Ramon from 2013 to 2018.

In 2021, Moseby was issued a certificate of clearance by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. He was issued a Single Subject Teaching Credential on Aug. 4.

Moseby's arraignment is expected to be Monday at the Wakefield Taylor Courthouse in Martinez at 1:35 p.m.

"This is difficult and shocking news. I can confirm that we will offer law enforcement our support and hope that their investigative work concludes with justice being served," said Tammy Herley, coordinator of communications and community relations at San Ramon Valley Unified School District.

She encouraged anyone with information to contact the DA's office and said, "At this time, we will be turning our attention to offering students, staff and families the support they may need as they process this unthinkable allegation."

The district first acknowledged Moseby's arrest in an email message to the Diablo Vista school community on Thursday, before formal charges were filed.

"We must share some concerning information with you. We have been made aware that Nick Moseby, a teacher at our school, was arrested," SRVUSD officials said. "The teacher was immediately placed on leave as soon as we were notified of the arrest."

Asregardoo urged anyone with information about the case, especially additional victims, to contact Senior Inspector Darryl Holcombe at [email protected] or by calling the DA's office.

Editor's note: This story was updated Sept. 17 with a comment from the district.

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H
Registered user
San Ramon Valley High School
on Sep 17, 2022 at 1:45 pm
H, San Ramon Valley High School
Registered user
on Sep 17, 2022 at 1:45 pm

The current story circulating around town is that Moseby was credibly accused of sexual misconduct by SRVHS cheerleaders. District dismissed these claims. Students then started calling this teacher a pedophile at school since the administration did nothing about it. District then decided the cheerleaders were "racist" in nature against Moseby who was then moved to a Middle School (DVMS) with younger girls. If District took claims seriously, the Arizona arrest might have (finally) been uncovered and he would have been immediately dismissed. Or would he given that SRVUSD still hasn't fired him even though he is waiting arraignment and the Arizona arrest is a mater of fact?

There needs to be answers and accountability. Perhaps the Superintendent needs to take step back and assess what his priorities should be at SRVUSD.


Paul Clark
Registered user
Danville
on Sep 19, 2022 at 7:56 am
Paul Clark, Danville
Registered user
on Sep 19, 2022 at 7:56 am

"H", Thank you for your comments! You have provided sorely needed depth in this story. It would be additionally helpful if you could amplify your comment about "The Arizona Arrest!" We read terrible accounts of this kind of child abuse in school districts around the country, only to find that we here in the San Ramon Valley are not immune to what is going on elsewhere. School Superintendents are the country's "highest paid migrant workers!" When the community finds out they've breached their contractual duties, they are sent off to the next district with a huge payout, buying up the remainder of their contracts. Sad, but true!


H
Registered user
San Ramon Valley High School
on Sep 19, 2022 at 9:59 am
H, San Ramon Valley High School
Registered user
on Sep 19, 2022 at 9:59 am

Paul Clark - The whole reason Dr. Malloy is at SRVUSD was he left Toronto during calls for his resignation due to alleged incidents of racism in trying to establish an "equity" program. Sound familiar? Web Link


Mike Arata
Registered user
Danville
on Sep 22, 2022 at 2:50 pm
Mike Arata, Danville
Registered user
on Sep 22, 2022 at 2:50 pm

The East Bay Times ( Web Link ) reports that Nicholas Moseby was charged in Gilbert, Arizona with providing alcohol to a teen in 2009. In 2010, he was charged with public intoxication in Santa Barbara.

Those cases were reportedly not resolved. Additionally in 2009, however, Maricopa County, Arizona judges issued warrants naming Moseby (1) for failing to show for his arraignment hearing and (2) for failing to submit to court-ordered fingerprinting.

Moseby was charged in 2016 following a November 2015 arrest for soliciting prostitution after he responded to an ad set-up by undercover Oakland police and arrived at a Mandela Parkway hotel after agreeing to a $120 fee.

“There is no excuse, justification, or explanation as to why the San Ramon Valley Unified School District and Nor Cal Elites hired him with his past crimes in Alameda County and Arizona,” said Jason Runkel, attorney for two girls allegedly victimized by Moseby. “It’s equally disturbing,” he added, that “SVRUSD employees referred their own students to him for one-on-one trainings.”

My comment, as I expressed at the September 20 SRVUSD School Board meeting: maybe, just maybe, it’s now time for the Board to reverse its adoption of “Stamped: Racism, Anti-Racism, and You” as a 7th-grade textbook, despite (for example) its recommendation of “N.W.A.” (look it up) and that group’s vile celebration of thug-rapist criminal behavior in “Straight Outta Compton” as a fount of “change and empowerment” ( Web Link ).


Melinda Jeffries
Registered user
San Ramon
on Sep 25, 2022 at 8:47 am
Melinda Jeffries, San Ramon
Registered user
on Sep 25, 2022 at 8:47 am

@Mr. Arata...

I agree that the SRVUSD vetting process leaves something to be desired as this particular hire could have been averted.

As to the Oakland solicitation arrest...that was entrapment on the part of the Oakland Police Department aka a setup which could easily be challenged in court by a saavy criminal defense attorney.

The “Stamped: Racism, Anti-Racism, and You” was implemented as a 7th-grade textbook to enlighten students living in predominantly white/affluent, upper middle class neighborhoods that there is an entirely different world that exists outside of their everyday perceptions, one filled with crime, poverty, and street violence..all attributable to systemic racism and a lack of equal socio-economic opporunities.


H
Registered user
San Ramon Valley High School
on Sep 26, 2022 at 3:42 pm
H, San Ramon Valley High School
Registered user
on Sep 26, 2022 at 3:42 pm

Melinda Jeffries - Are you saying that Moseby DIDN'T answer an advertisement for prostitution? Every scumbag arrested for the crime makes the same bogus claim just the same as people who by drugs at sting operations claim they were entrapped. Problem with both of these arguments was no one made Moseby look at nor answer advertisements for illegal sexual activity. Are you also going to defend Moseby's arrest providing alcohol to a minor that was later assaulted?


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