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Orange County Middle School Teacher Richard Rack Charged for Sexual Abuse of Child.

An Orange County middle school teacher named Richard Rack was recently taken into custody by the Orange County Sheriff’s office, on suspicion of sexually abusing minors. Rack is a middle school teacher at Shorecliffs Middle School, in San Clemente. He is currently charged with two counts of violating Penal Code section 647.6(a)(1)-Annoying or molesting a… read more

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Attorney John Manly Defeats Sexual Predator Michael Harris, Again

After just one day of a sexual abuse trial against ex-priest Michael Harris, and the Diocese of Orange for allegedly covering it up, Manly, Stewart & Finaldi attorneys John Manly and Vince Finaldi recovered a $2 million settlement on behalf of a survivor of Harris’ abuse. The settlement spared the Diocese of Orange a lengthy… read more

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Manly, Stewart & Finaldi Recovers $2 Million for Sex Abuse Victim of Father Michael Harris

Yesterday, June 18, 2012, Manly, Stewart & Finaldi recovered 2 million dollars on behalf of sexual abuse victim John TH Doe, on the first day of trial. Plaintiff TH is presently a Lt. Colonel in the United States Air Force, and was sexually abused while a student at Mater Dei High School, in Santa Ana,… read more

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Ex-Priest & Former High School Principal Faces Sexual Abuse Charges in California

UPDATE: We settled this case on the first day of trial. Check out our story about the Michael Harris Sex Abuse Suit. Once nicknamed “Father Hollywood” for his good looks and charisma, ex-priest and former high school principal Michael Harris is being sued again for sexual abuse. Harris was sued by 2 of his victims… read more

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California Senate Passes SB 1530

Today, in a positive step towards making California’s public entities safe for children and vulnerable adults, the California State Senate voted 33 to 4 to pass Senate Bill 1530, which makes it easier to remove teachers accused of engaging in misconduct. Drafted in the wake of the Miramonte Elementary School childhood sexual abuse scandal, the… read more

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Convicted Pedophile Priest Will Serve No Additional Time for Probation Violation

Father Alejandro “Alex” Jose Castillo, a priest and convicted sex offender who spent one year in prison for sexually abusing a young boy in his parish, violated his probation just 1 day after his release from prison by attending a party at which boys under the age of 18 were present. Although Father Castillo could… read more

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Convicted Sex Offender and Priest Denies Alleged Probation Violation

While in custody, Father Alex Castillo, a convicted sex offender and a member of the clergy, denied allegations that he violated the terms of his probation by attending a party where boys under 18 years old were in attendance (Fr. Castillo’s probation conditions limit his interaction with minors unless such minors are accompanied by an… read more

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Father Alex Castillo, Convicted Sex Offender and Priest, Being Investigated for Probation Violation

Note: This post is out-of-date. Read the latest news about the Father Castillo’s probation violation here: Convicted Pedophile Priest Will Serve No Additional Time for Probation Violation Authorities are investigating reports indicating that Father Alejandro “Alex” Jose Castillo was in attendance at a party in which minor children were present, thereby violating the conditions of… read more

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Los Angeles Fire Department Settles Sexual Harassment & Retaliation Case

The Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued a finding today that found that the Los Angeles Fire Department violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when it failed to properly address firefighter Anthony Almeida’s complaints of harassment and retaliation. Almeida, with the assistance of attorneys from Manly, Stewart & Finaldi, reached a… read more

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Pedophile Priest, Father Alejandro “Alex” Jose Castillo, Pleads Not Guilty to Eight Counts of Felony Sex Crimes in Criminal Sexual Abuse Case.

Father Alejandro “Alex” Castillo, of the Diocese of San Bernardino, has been arrested after being charged with eight counts of felony sex crimes against a child under age 14. The alleged childhood sexual abuse by Fr. Castillo occurred in California in 2008, while Castillo was a pastor at an Ontario parish. It is suspected there… read more

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