The owner of a Torrance day care center has appealed for a license for the Rolling Hills school she voluntarily shut down after a teacher was arrested for allegedly sexually molesting students.
In a hearing before an administrative law judge, Claudia Krikorian's attorneys argued for a license for the Peninsula Montessori School No. 2 in Rolling Hills.
Krikorian applied for a license in July, 1984, and was denied in October, 1984.
State Department of Social Services officials turned down the license application after investigators learned that teacher Moshen Dornayui had been arrested by Rolling Hills Estates police on suspicion of child molesting, department spokesman Jack Germaine said.
Krikorian had been operating the Rolling Hills school at 26825 Rolling Hills Road for about a year before the department pressured her to apply for a child-care center license. She voluntarily shut down the school after the arrest and the license denial, he said.