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Tony Giles

Perpetrator Alert: Tony Giles, Reported Child Sexual Perpetrator, former basketball coach and teacher, who assaulted multiple individuals in and around Renton, Washington  

PCVA is alerting the King County area about sexual abuse reportedly perpetrated by Tony Giles from 1980 through 2002.  

This article provides information about the allegations against Tony Giles and frequently asked questions about claims of sexual abuse.  

What are the allegations against Tony Giles?  

Tony Giles allegedly sexually abused several of his female students and athletes in the Lake Washington School District, at Holy Family Catholic School, and at his privately owned basketball club, Players Only.  Notably, Mr. Giles was reported for alleged  harassment and sexual abuse at every job he held from 1980 through 2002.   

In 1987, Mr. Giles was allegedly forced to resign from Lake Washington High School.  No reason was given for his resignation, but the principal at Lake Washington High School claimed Mr. Giles couldn’t stop flirting with the young girls.  Around the time of his resignation, local schools, churches, and social organizations received hundreds of calls from an anonymous individual who claimed he kidnapped a child and was planning on raping them.  One call was traced to Mr. Giles’ home address, leading to his conviction of harassment.  

Five years later, in 1992, when Mr. Giles was working for Holy Family Catholic School, a group of eighth graders accused Mr. Giles of sexual misconduct.  According to a police report, Mr. Giles kissed one child and grabbed a second girl’s leg and licked her thigh.  Criminal charges were not brought against Mr. Giles, but Mr. Giles was forced to resign from yet another school.  

Mr. Giles was eventually convicted of crimes related to child molestation.  He was sentenced to 40 months and required to register as a Level 3 sex offender—the level of offender that is most likely to reoffend.  

It is unknown if there are more victims of Tony Giles.  If you or someone you know has experienced sexual abuse at the hands of Tony Giles, our attorneys are here to listen and helpLearn more about how we help sexual abuse survivors or schedule a no obligation consultation with one of our lawyers by completing our online form or by calling us at  (206) 536-2850. 

How can sexual abuse impact its victims? 

Even if there is no outward injury to the body, sexual abuse of a child can have serious psychological effects. 

The effects of sexual violence can include: 

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) 
  • Flashbacks 
  • Anxiety 
  • Depression 
  • Dissociation 
  • Panic attacks 
  • Substance abuse 
  • Disordered sleep 
  • Sexual dysfunction 

These are serious issues that can harm a person’s ability to work, study, maintain relationships, and enjoy their lives.  Treatment for sexual abuse-related damage can take a long time and become very expensive. 

Can I come forward or sue anonymously if I’m worried about my privacy? 

Most likely.  The law usually allows attorneys to file lawsuits on behalf of survivors of childhood sexual abuse using a pseudonym, like “John Doe” or “Jane Doe,” or their initials.  It also may be possible to resolve your case privately without filing a lawsuit or going to court. 

How can survivors receive damages for sexual abuse? 

Our attorneys have been involved in some of the most complicated and concerning sexual abuse cases in the country, and we are often consulted by other law firms for guidance and expertise when representing abuse survivors.  We take a trauma-informed approach to our representation that acknowledges the sensitive nature of each person’s case. 

Every case is different and results – which depend on the facts of the case – cannot be guaranteed.  However, we will fight to hold negligent institutions and individuals accountable.  Through our efforts, we have helped recover hundreds of millions of dollars in damages on behalf of abuse survivors.  While no amount of monetary compensation can erase the trauma, the financial assistance can help pay for necessary expenses to allow the healing process to begin. 

How much do you charge? 

Our work is done on a contingency basis.  This means that you do not pay us on an hourly basis, and we advance the costs of litigation.  If we help you resolve your case, we receive a percentage of the amount you receive, and you reimburse us for the costs we advanced on your behalf. 

Our case results 

PCVA has a lengthy history of pursuing damages from youth-serving organizations that employed individuals who abused their positions of authority to sexually assault children, including religious organizations, school districts, foster care agencies, boarding homes, and hospitals. See below for links to some of our case results involving such entities: 

$7.5M Jury Verdict for Child Sex Abuse Case Against YMCA 

$4.25M Settlement in Sexual Assault Case Against Issaquah School District 

$4.2M Settlement Reached in Coach Sexual Abuse Case Against University Place School District 

$3.9M Settlement in Sexual Abuse Against Tahoma School District 

$3M Settlement in Coach Sexual Abuse Case Against Seattle Public Schools 

$2.45M Settlement for Child Sexual Abuse Case Against Athletic Director/Teacher 

$2.05M Settlement in Sexual Abuse Case Against Spokane School District 

 

See a more detailed list on our Case Results page.