02/10/2012 10:03 am ET Updated Apr 11, 2012

Why Miramonte Was The Perfect Stalking Ground For Child Sex Abusers

Miramonte Elementary, the site of the Los Angeles school sex abuse scandal may have been the perfect place for an abuser to prey on vulnerable, disadvantaged children.

The school's 1,400 students come mainly from impoverished Latino homes, and some of their parents are illegal immigrants --meaning they are hesitant to approach authorities for fear of being deported.

And because many of the parents don't speak English, they are unlikely to be involved with their children's school.