On Friday, January 26th, 2018, Viktor Nikolaevich Kabaniaev, a 54-year old ballet instructor who has worked in Contra Costa and San Mateo County was arrested at his San Mateo home on a warrant for 16 counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child under 14 for events that occurred in Contra Costa County.
At the time of his arrest Viktor Kabaniaev was working at the Westlake School for the Performing Arts in Daly City.
“The victim was various courageous to come forward,” said Senior Deputy District Attorney Paul Graves. “It reminds us that when teachers and coaches are instructing our children, when they violate that trust we need to take it very seriously. Parents need to remain vigilant when their children are being instructed by other adults.”
“We hope there aren’t any other victims, but if there are we hope they too can find their voice,” he added.
When asked where the incidents occurred in the county, Graves said he would not share that information for the protection of the victim.
Anyone with information about this case can call the hotline at 925-256-3541.
Allen Payton contributed to this report.