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How Common Is Clergy Sexual Abuse?

Over the last few decades, thousands of clergy sexual abuse cases have been reported in various religious communities around the world. Religious institutions have only recently begun to take accountability and pledge transparency when it comes to clergy sexual abuse. Unfortunately, this crime continues to plague millions of churches worldwide as religious institutions fail to… read more

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Your Guide to Understanding Online Sexual Assault

In the age of technology, sexual perpetrators have new means of finding, grooming, targeting, exploiting and assaulting victims. Digital sexual abuse activities such as messages, comments or explicit images can have an immense impact on a victim’s life. Learn more about online sexual assault to understand your legal rights as a victim in California. What… read more

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Updated California Sexual Assault Laws 2023

Sexual assault is the crime of touching another person’s private parts without that person’s consent, either with or without the use of force. Sexual assault is a heinous offense that can have long-lasting physical, mental and emotional consequences for a survivor. In California, the sexual assault laws were recently changed to give victims of child… read more

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What You Need to Know About Title IX

Title IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex and gender in education programs and activities. Discrimination refers to treating someone adversely based on a protected class, such as sex, gender, gender expression, disability, age or religion. If you are a student in California, it is important to know how… read more

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NBC – San Diego – NCSU Phi Delta Theta Fraternity Sex Scandal

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Local Resources and Support for Sex Abuse Victims in Los Angeles

If you or a loved one suffered the trauma of a sex crime in Los Angeles, help is available. You can reach out and utilize resources that exist in Southern California to help survivors with the physical, mental and legal sides of a sexual assault crime. Below are some of the local resources and support… read more

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Former Marin schools superintendent Robert Patrick Raines convicted of misconduct with child

Robert Patrick Raines a former Marin County schools superintendent who used to administer the Shoreline Unified School District, could face a year in jail and a $5,000 fine for the crime of annoying or molesting a child. Marin County sheriff’s deputies arrested Raines in June 2021 on suspicion of committing a felony offense, but that… read more

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NBC 2 News Orlando – Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Filed Against World Cheer Center in Lakeland, Florida

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Newport Beach doctor William Thompson IV charged with sexually assaulting 9 male patients

Newport Beach infectious disease doctor William Thompson IV is facing criminal charges after authorities allege, he sexually assaulted nine male patients under the guise of medical examinations. Thompson, — a 56-year-old Huntington Beach resident who specializes in treating members of the LGBTQ community — has been charged with more than a dozen felony counts, including… read more

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Folsom middle school teacher’s aide Gary Jimenez Jr. arrested on sexual assault charges

Teacher’s aide Gary Jimenez Jr., who taught in Folsom has been arrested, and accused of multiple counts of child sex abuse. Jimenez Jr., 23, was taken into custody Friday. Police say he worked as a special education aide at Folsom Middle School, and that’s where the acts allegedly took place. On August 31, the Folsom… read more

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