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San Juan Hill High School Coach Cole Austin Cazel

San Juan Hill High School Coach Cole Austin Cazel has been arrested suspicion of contacting minors for the purpose of soliciting child pornography. His arrest is just more example of the epidemic of child sexual abuse in the Orange County schools. The experienced sexual abuse attorneys at Manly, Stewart& Finaldi are currently representing parents of… read more

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University & Summer Camp Clergy Abuse

Manly, Stewart& Finaldi have represented hundreds of victims of clergy abuse. These cases typically involve Catholic Dioceses. Far less attention has been paid to reports of abuse within the Jewish community especially those involving schools and summer camps. In 2013 an independent investigation was conducted of sexual abuse of students by staff members  at New… read more

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San Lorenzo Vally High School Teacher Michael Henderson

San Lorenzo Valley High School Computer Science teacher Michael Henderson was arrested and charged with lewd and lascivious acts on a child under the age of 14. According to the San Lorenzo Unified School District, the alleged sexual assault occurred at a “non-school related activity” which could have been an after school program or child… read more

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AB-218: What It Means for Survivors of Child Sex Abuse

On October 11, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB-218 into law. Effective January 1st, 2020, this bill gives survivors of child sex abuse a second chance at compensation from their abusers. If you or a loved one is a survivor of sexual abuse as a child, and you have thus far been unable to pursue… read more

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The Anaheim Unified High School District Water Polo Team Scandal Uncovered a Culture of Abuse

The Anaheim Unified High School District water polo team scandal uncovered a culture of abuse. Administrators ignored complaints and looked the other way while a coach sexually abused girls. There are still cases pending against another water polo coach at the same high school. AUHSD needs to clean up its act.

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MSU will never recover from the Nassar Scandal

MSU will never recover from the Nassar Scandal until all of the members of its Board of Trustees who shamed victims and tried to deny responsibility for Nassar are replaced. Full story here.

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AB 218 is a Game Changer for victims of Child Sexual Abuse

AB 218 is a game changer for victims of child sexual abuse in our churches, our schools, and our youth organizations. It allows victims to hold their abusers accountable no matter how long ago the abuse occurred. Read Full Story Here

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Figure Skating Coach Sentence to 24 Years

Figure skating coach was sentence to 24 years in prison for sexually abusing children. This is the latest child sexual abuse scandal to hit the sport of figure skating and the US Figure Skating Association. Manly, Stewart & Finaldi is the nation’s leading law firm representing those who were raped, molested or abused as children… read more

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School Psychologist Charged with Statutory Rape

A 35-year-old school Psychologist, Kristen Lynne Boyle, has been charged with statutory rape at the Fullerton Unified School District. People must be able to trust their doctors and other health care providers in order to receive quality medical care. This is especially true of therapists. When a therapist abuses her position of trust and abuses… read more

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Attorney: MSU’s $4.5 million fine an ‘absolute punch in the face’ to Nassar survivors

The announcement by the US Department of education of a 4.5-million-dollar settlement with Michigan State University following a Title IX investigation into the University’s handling of the Larry Nassar scandal was strongly criticized by prominent Nassar survivors and their attorneys. The Title IX investigation found a systemic failure by the University and its officials to… read more

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