Professor McKale Antonious (08/16/67), of Sylmar, was found guilty by jury of misdemeanor sexual battery. The crime occurred March 2, 2017, on the campus of Moorpark Community College. The victim was a female student in Antonious’ class. During the trial, the People presented evidence of a second uncharged sexual battery upon a female student committed by Antonious on the California State University, Los Angeles campus. The second incident occurred on February 25, 2019.
Antonious has taught mathematics at various community colleges in Southern California including College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, California State University Northridge, Pepperdine University, Santa Monica College, Coastline Community College, and Moorpark Community College. He has also used other names including Zohair Isaac and Zohair Isshak.
Sentencing for Antonious is scheduled July 5, 2019, at 8:30 a.m. in courtroom 44 of the Ventura County Superior Court.
Individuals who may have been victimized by Antonious are encouraged to contact Ventura County District Attorney Investigator Kristina Bertilson at (805) 477-1677.
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