Trial for Ricardo Aldana, Accused Catholic School Pervert Teacher, Finally Gets Started Today

Over two years after getting arrested on seven felony charges of molesting his student, the trial of former JSerra High School Spanish teacher Ricardo Aldana is finally going to start today, according to lawyers for the victim.

A quick refresher: Aldana was a popular volleyball coach in South County whose defenders came out in full force upon getting arrested. Those defenders shut up after details emerged that Aldana had also been accused of molesting a student while at Hawthorne High, and that JSerra officials hadn't uncovered that tidbit. They insisted Hawthorne High brass never told them; the rest of the world laughed.

Representing Aldana is Michael Molfetta, who's sure keeping himself busy nowadays--he's also one of the attorneys representing the accused killers of Kim Pham. We'll keep you posted on the trial as it develops--in the meanwhile, heckuva job, Brownie! And for the idiot JSerra High students who accused me of racism because of that last couplet--it refers to former Diocese of Orange Bishop Tod D. Brown, and not because Aldana is a Mexican. Now, go throw up in that new BMW your parents bought you or something...

Email: garellano@ocweekly.com. Twitter: @gustavoarellano.

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