Suit alleges teacher assaulted at Motiva youth academy

Whitney Brakken Jan. 20, 2014, 2:41pm

A Port Neches man is suing after he was injured while working at an after-school program.

Richard Gohlke filed a lawsuit Jan. 6 in the Jefferson County District Court against Motiva Enterprises LLC, citing negligence. 

According to the complaint, Gohlke was working as a teacher at the Motiva Youth Training Academy in Port Arthur  on Oct. 15, 2012, when an unknown man approached him and demanded to be let into the building.

"The man was not wearing an identification badge," the complaint states. "When the male realized he would not gain entry, he became aggressive and assaulted Plaintiff."

Gohlke claims he sustained serious and painful bodily injuries which required medical attention.

The defendant is accused of negligence for failing to properly supervise the premises, failing to adequately fund the program, failing to properly run the facility and failing to provide the plaintiff with a safe place to work, according to the complaint.

Gohlke is seeking an undisclosed amount of damages.

He is being represented in the case by attorney Brandon P. Monk of The Monk Law Firm.

Jefferson County District Court Case No. D0195-105


This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Jefferson County District Court. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.

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