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Montebello Teacher Arrested on Suspicion of Statutory Rape of 17-Year-Old Student

A Montebello teacher was arrested on suspicion of statutory rape of a 17-year-old girl, the Whittier Police Department said Saturday.
Brian Lee Ward, 46, was arrested Friday in Whittier. Ward is a high school teacher at Vail High School in the Montebello Unified School District.
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“Ward had developed a sexual relationship with the student over the course of several mon

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USA Gymnastics Reels from Sex-Abuse Allegations Against Doctor

Larry Nassar, a former team physician for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University, is facing charges of sexual assault and possessing child pornography.
After a banner year for the U.S. women’s gymnastics program in which it dominated the Rio Olympics, the sport’s governing body is facing a tumultuous 2017, stemming from sex abuse allegations against a longtime team doctor.

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Editorial: USA Gymnastics must send strong message

Editorial: USA Gymnastics must send strong message
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Ray Adams was a monster disguised as a gymnastics coach.
And he was skilled as a predator. Sickeningly so. He knew how to manipulate young gymnasts, all girls, and win their trust. And he knew how to exploit a lax, secretive environment that undermines the apparatus of the USA Gymnastics network. Which allowed him to sexually abuse girls entrusted to

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He could have been stopped: How one pedophile kept coaching gymnastics

AN INDYSTAR INVESTIGATION TRACED THE PATH OF FORMER COACH RAY ADAMS ACROSS A DOZEN GYMS IN FOUR STATES. Jenny Brannan answered the phone, and 20 years of fear bubbled to the surface with the caller’s first question: “Do you know who Ray Adams is?” Silence. The Missouri woman spent most of her life trying to… read more

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A 20-year toll: 368 gymnasts allege sexual exploitation

INDYSTAR INVESTIGATIONS REVEALED THAT CHILDREN WERE BEING ABUSED IN GYMNASTICS GYMS, BUT NO ONE KNEW HOW WIDESPREAD THE PROBLEM WAS. UNTIL NOW. A 12-year-old gymnast molested by an Olympic coach during “therapy” sessions. Children as young as 6 secretly photographed nude by coaches. Coaches who slipped a finger inside girls’ leotards. A coach having almost… read more

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At MSU: Assault, harassment and secrecy

EAST LANSING – She told Michigan State University she was sexually assaulted by Dr. Larry Nassar during a visit to his campus office in 2014 for treatment of hip pain.
MSU told her she wasn’t.
She said Nassar cupped her buttocks, massaged her breast and vaginal area. She said he became sexually aroused.

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Former OC Teacher Convicted of Child Exploitation Visited Philippines for Sex

A former Orange County teacher has been convicted of child exploitation after prosecutors said he traveled to the Philippines to have sex with young girls and videotaped the encounters. For more information and the whole story, go to: https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Former-SoCal-Teacher-Convicted-Exploitation-Visited-Philippines-Sex-401931146.html

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Uber driver from H.B. charged with raping unconscious 17-year-old passenger in Laguna Beach

An Uber driver from Huntington Beach has been charged with raping an unconscious 17-year-old female passenger near her Laguna Beach home. For more information and the whole story, go to: https://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/news/tn-dpt-me-uber-rape-20161110-story.html

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Hesperia mayor’s handling of evidence in Oak Hills hazing probe scrutinized

HESPERIA — As a school district police officer here, Mayor Bill Holland fell under his boss’ scrutiny for purportedly destroying evidence while leading the investigation into claims that an Oak Hills High School freshman football player had been subjected to sexual hazing, the Daily Press has learned. For more information and the whole story, go… read more

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‘Rehab mogul’ accused of sexually assaulting patients and ‘elaborate’ fraud

The founder of 19 sober-living facilities in Southern California and Colorado was arrested Thursday on suspicion of sexually assaulting more than a dozen female patients as well as defrauding insurers in an elaborate $176-million scheme, authorities said. For more information and the whole story, go to: https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-chris-bathum-sexual-assault-arrest-20161110-story.html

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