A 22-year old former Jubilee REACH employee was charged for a host of alleged sex offenses against three different females — one of whom was a minor. He is the second Jubilee REACH employee to be charged with crimes against the students they were supposed to be mentoring.
King County prosecutors charged Bellevue resident Dariel De Los Santos with third-degree rape of a child, unlawful imprisonment and indecent liberties. He was placed on police radar after a 14-year-old girl contacted Bellevue Police stating that De Los Santos invited her over to his home in April and he raped her.
She said the suspect was her former coach at Jubilee REACH, a nonprofit based in Bellevue that gives time to after-school sports and clubs. Two of De Los Santos’ former coworkers at Jubilee REACH came forward alleging that he also committed offenses against them.
One 22-year-old woman said that he held her against her will at his apartment in May, while a 21-year-old woman said De Los Santos filmed her while she used the restroom at his home in March. She also alleged that the suspect made several unwanted sexual advances and attempted to force himself on her.
Though he is in a wheelchair, his victims said his upper body was physically strong and was able to overpower them, sometimes pinning them down or blocking their exit with his wheelchair.
During a police interview, De Los Santos denied the allegations against him.
De Los Santos was a Jubilee REACH employee working in Odle Middle School from September 2013 until his termination in May 2014. His firing was not precipitated by any criminal or inappropriate acts, according to Director of Community Relations Rev. Tom Brewer.
De Los Santos is the second former Jubilee REACH employee to be charged with inappropriate actions against a student in the last month. A different male employee was terminated last month after Jubilee REACH administrators became aware of a police investigation.
Jonathan George, 28, was stationed at Tillicum Middle School when he allegedly began communicating with a student about her sex life. He also allegedly hugged and touched the unidentified student in ways that made her feel uncomfortable before hinting that she perform a sexual act for his birthday, according to court documents.
George admitted during police questioning that he behaved inappropriately, but said it was an isolated incident. He has since been charged with communication with a minor for immporal purposes, a gross misdemeanor.
Employees with the nonprofit undergo a rigorous background check and screening process by the organization as well as the Bellevue School District.
“The safety and the security are our utmost priority, and that’s why we have a screening process and do background checks,” Brewer said, adding that both men passed the process.
Both De Los Santos and George will be arraigned in King County Superior Court on July 28. De Los Santos is facing multiple felony convictions and the possiblity of more than 10 years in jail.
Bellevue Police are asking any additional victims of De Los Santos to contact them to provide investigators with any additional information.
Reporter Ryan Murray contributed to this story