Bacca confession: Sex abuse and taxypayer costs

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — It's been more than a year since former Windy Hill Elementary Teacher of the Year Christopher Bacca pleaded guilty to sexually abusing one of his students.

But the case continues to reverberate.

First Coast News has obtained a recorded phone call made by the mother of three of his victims. In the hour-plus recording, Bacca gradually admits a series of wrongs before breaking down and confessing to sexually abusing the eldest boy.

For much of the call's first hour, Bacca, now 28, denies any inappropriate contact with the boy. "No, no, no, no, no, no," he chants at one point. But the mother, who can be heard being quietly coached by law enforcement, persists, and eventually extracts the confession that became the cornerstone of the case against him.

Tonight, First Coast News airs that phone call for the first time — along with news of two fresh lawsuits in the case, and the price of a costly taxpayer-financed payout from the Duval County School Board.

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