Justice System

Former District 12 Calcasieu Parish School Board representative Charles “Chuck” Wayne Hansen, 54, of Sulphur, was set to be arraigned on five charges in San Diego City Court Monday.

According city court spokesman Gerry Braun, a second alleged victim has pressed charges against Hansen.

Braun said with regard to the first victim, a 17-year-old female, Hansen faces one count each of annoying or molesting a person believed to be under the age of 18, willfully, lewdly, unlawfully exposing his person and the private parts thereof; and lewd, dissolute conduct in a public place or a place exposed to public view.

Braun said Hansen faces one count of willfully, unlawfully exposing his person and one count of lewd dissolute conduct with regard to the second victim. As of press time, representatives from the San Diego City Court had not returned calls seeking word of the arraignment’s outcome nor had the SDPD called with information on the second victim.

The charges are all misdemeanors and the case was transferred from the San Diego District Attorney’s Office to the City Attorney’s Office.

Hansen was arrested on Friday, Sept. 30, after the San Diego Police Department received a call from the 17-year-old victim that a man in a car had stopped her as she walked down a sidewalk. When she approached his vehicle, the victim said Hansen was masturbating. Police said she was able to provide officers with a description of Hansen and his vehicle. The SDPD stopped Hansen several blocks away from the scene of the incident and arrested him.

If Hansen is convicted and receives the maximum penalty he would face one year in jail and a $5,000 fine for the first victim and six months in jail and a $1,000 fine for the second.

If Hansen is convicted and receives the maximum penalty he would face one year in jail and a $5,000 fine for the first victim and six months in jail and a $1,000 fine for the second.

He would also have to register as a sex offender for life under the California penal code.

Hansen was not required to be present for the arraignment Monday. Braun said the judge is expected to set a trial date unless Hansen pleads guilty. He said the court also generally sets a status conference within a few weeks of the arraignment to make sure both sides are ready to go to court.

Hansen has resigned his seat with the Calcasieu Parish School Board, on which he served for nearly three years. Prior to that, Hansen was alternately a school principal, coach, teacher, and special education teacher at schools in Iowa, DeQuincy and Sulphur.