Richardo Moreno Second Valley Teacher Accused of Feelin' Up Students This Month

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For the second time this month, a Valley teacher is accused of feeling up a student. The latest: Richardo Moreno, a teacher at Basha High School in Chandler.

According to Chandler police, a 16-year-old female student told school administrators that Moreno, 51, inappropriately touched her and another girl while the three were at the school.

Moreno, the girl claims, used her hand to grab the breast of another 16-year-old student.

"The allegation is that the teacher took a girl by the arm/wrist and used her hand to touch another female student on the chest, touching her breast," Chandler Sergeant Joe Favazzo tells New Times.

It's unclear whether there's any other evidence against Moreno other than the girl's word -- Favazzo says detectives are in the early stages of the investigation, but he thinks there may have been other witnesses to the alleged second-hand groping.

We've requested Moreno's arrest report. Check back for details.

Moreno is the second Valley teacher to be accused of groping students this month.

Last week, Thomas Weaver -- a teacher with the Scottsdale Unified School District -- was arrested after two students at the Arcadia Learning Center told police he groped them.

According to the girls, Weaver, 60, approached them in the library and told one of them he liked her necklace. He then grabbed it -- before copping a quick (five-second) feel.

He then told the other girl he liked her necklace, as well. According to the girl, Weaver then grabbed her breast, too -- this boob-grab lasted about 30 seconds.

Both girls say a similar incident happened at the beginning of the school year.

The girls told police that Weaver grabbed a cell phone out of one of the girls' back pocket. She says it seemed at the time like he was feeling her up and that it took him "longer than necessary" to remove the phone.

The girls say they always feel uncomfortable around Weaver because he's "always asking for hugs," and that he looks at them "in a way that a teacher shouldn't look at a student."

Moreno was booked on two counts of sexual abuse.

Anyone with information about Moreno is asked to call the Chandler Police Department at 480-782-4130.

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Whoa- so even when a person is found to not be a pervert, this is what remains? Way to go, New Times, that's journalistic integrity. 


fuck that the mother fucker touching girls and shit he is just a pussy because he cant get at females his own age thats why they seperate you nasty fucks from general population in prison because all the other inmates that arent sexual based offenders will fucking kill you you fucking piece of shit and they will show you what being raped is really about you fucking nasty bitch


hungry people want a settlement.  totally agree with vitos34.  honestly lots of us won't even consider jobs like this because of potential for ruin.  after the child molestation fervor and false memories from 2 decades ago who wants to be a teacher?  not me.  not even babysitter.  sheesh!  even my 11 year old wanted to start babysitting for money and said he did not dare because being a boy people could make allegations against him - so everybody knows about this potentiality.  


Shame on you James King!Why are you putting these two indiviuals together?Moreno is accused... not convicted, and these "allegations" have 1 VERY SOFT.. story to back up this, by someone who isn't even a victim...PLUS.. the "incident" happened back on November 9th (according to the KTAR, the republic and others)

Weaver has multiple allegations against him by multiple people..I've known Moreno for 8 years and he is a good man, with high morales and has a great family.Until further investigation they are apples and oranges.

you are forgetting your SPJ code of ethics:— Diligently seek out subjects of news stories to give them the opportunity to respond to allegations of wrongdoing.

I highly suggest you re-read this... You are neither being "fair" nor "corageous" with your "investigation" Also, take the Category of "Perv Alert" off this story... Neither are convicted, yet The New Times and yourself have clearly already delivered the verdict.


Geesh, when I was in high school their was a teacher that got fired for having sex with a student who was 18 and later they ended up getting married for a short time. Funny how things have changed.

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