April 16, 2024
A San Diego Police cruiser. Picture by Chris Stone

San Diego police detectives are on the lookout for further victims of a driving faculty teacher suspected in a string of East County intercourse crimes, together with baby molestation.

The alleged assaults occurred throughout driving classes or whereas the trainer secretly recorded younger victims, police stated.

A lot of the college students have been teenage ladies beneath the age of 18.

Richard “Joseph” Banks, 50, is believed to have dedicated the offenses whereas employed as an teacher for American Driving Faculty, based mostly in El Cajon.

Police arrested Banks and booked him into jail Thursday on suspicion of a number of costs, together with baby abuse and molestation, sexual battery, possession of kid pornography, manufacturing of kid pornography and set up and use of a surreptitious recording machine.

After investigators realized of the alleged sexual assaults and molestations, they are saying additionally they discovered that Banks was utilizing strategically positioned cameras hidden in tutorial vehicles to report college students throughout classes.

Anybody who believes they is likely to be a sufferer is urged to name police and communicate with investigators.

These with info concerning Banks could contact the San Diego Police Division’s Northeastern Division at 858-538-8026 or San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.