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Jury Awards a Record 23 Million Dollars in Damages to Child Molested by His Fifth Grade Teacher

A Los Angeles County jury has awarded a record 23 million dollars in damages to a child who was molested by his fifth grade teacher. The primary defendant in the case, the Los Angeles Unified School District, will be required to pay 6.9 million dollars, which represents 30% of the total verdict. The child, known… read more

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Fourth Lawsuit Brought Against Kevin Clash

Once the voice of Elmo, Kevin Clash now faces a fourth lawsuit alleging that he sexually molested an underage boy in the mid-1990s. The victim, referred to in court filings as John Doe, claims that Clash was in his mid-30s when in 1995 he befriended the then 16-year-old victim. Clash reportedly flew the teen from… read more

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Convicted Child Molester Sentenced To Nearly 300 Years In Prison

Judge Richard King, of the Orange County Superior Court, has sentenced a convicted child molester to 298 years in prison. The child molester, 31 year old Luis Alberto Pineda, was a local soccer coach who cultivated close relationships with his minor soccer players – becoming so close to their families, that he became the godfather… read more

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Four Lawsuits Alleging Sexual Abuse Filed Against Los Angeles Unified School District

Four lawsuits have been filed against the Los Angeles Unified School District following the discovery that a teacher at Miramonte Elementary School had committed lewd acts against many of his students. These four lawsuits represent the first of possibly hundreds of lawsuits to follow in the wake of this discovery. The lawsuits, filed by John… read more

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Child Sex Abuse Lawsuit Filed Against LAUSD

Attorneys representing 26 victims of child sexual abuse allegedly committed by teachers at Miramonte Elementary School announced today that they have filed civil lawsuits against the Los Angeles Unified School District on behalf of four of the children. Plaintiff attorneys John Manly and Senator Martha Escutia (Ret.) said that the cases are the “tip of… read more

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Sexual Abuse Case Against Orthodox Counselor Underway in Brooklyn

The trial continues in the case against a prominent member of the tight-knit, ultra-orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn, New York. Nechemya Weberman, a well known and respected counselor within the Jewish community, has been charged with 88 counts of sexual molestation by the New York District Attorney’s Office. The State alleges that the twelve-year-old victim… read more

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Third Lawsuit Brought Against Kevin Clash, the Voice of Elmo

A third lawsuit has been filed against Kevin Clash, the voice of Sesame Street’s Elmo. The lawsuit, filed in Manhattan federal court by a 28 year old individual known only as “John Doe,” alleges that Mr. Clash met the victim on a gay chat hotline when the victim was only 16 years old. According to… read more

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As Second Accuser Files Suit, Kevin Clash, Voice of Elmo, Resigns from Sesame Street

Kevin Clash, famous for bringing life to the Sesame Street puppet, Elmo, has resigned from Sesame Street amid new allegations that he engaged in a sexual relationship with a minor. Mr. Clash had previously faced similar allegations in recent weeks, but those were later recanted by the alleged victim. The newest allegations have been levied… read more

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Third Lawsuit Filed Against Diocese of Stockton and Father Michael Kelly

A lawsuit was filed against Father Michael Kelly and the Diocese of Stockton on Wednesday, November 7, 2012. This is the third lawsuit against the Diocese and Father Kelly. The first case, filed by Travis Trotter, settled for $3.75 million in April of this year. Father Kelly fled to his native Ireland halfway through the… read more

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Boy Scouts of America “Perversion Files” Released

The long-awaited files documenting decades of sexual abuse within the Boy Scouts of America (“BSA”) have finally been released. The BSA began maintaining these files, widely known as the “Perversion Files,” in 1910, apparently in an effort to avoid re-hiring scout masters who had previously been accused of sexually molesting boy scouts. The files currently… read more

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