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Debate Rages Over Stanford University Rape Case

National debate continues to rage across the country as individuals weigh the sentence handed down by Judge Aaron Persky following the guilty verdict in the trial of Brock Turner, who was accused of raping Jane Doe while she was unconscious. The case has drawn national scrutiny because despite the guilty verdict and eyewitnesses to the… read more

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Entertainment Industry Attorney Arrested on Suspicion of Sex With a Minor

Benjamin Lawson Adams, a 30-year-old entertainment law attorney in Los Angeles, has been arrested on suspicion of engaging in sexual activity with a minor in Manhattan Beach, California. An arrest warrant had been issued for several counts of sex and sodomy with a minor under the age of 16. Manhattan Beach Police are concerned that… read more

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Manly, Stewart & Finaldi Secure $88M Settlement in Sexual Misconduct Case Against LAUSD

Manly, Stewart & Finaldi have won a monumental victory for 30 families who sued the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) after it was discovered that two teachers had sexually abused and assaulted students for years at two separate schools. An $88 million settlement was reached – amounting to about $3M for each family and… read more

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Assistant Principal at LAUSD School Arrested On Suspicion of Child Molestation

William Webb, a founding administrator at Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts within the Los Angeles Unified School District, has been arrested on suspicion of sexual misconduct with a child in 2006. The child, now 24, was a student at Vista Middle School at the time of the molestation. The arrest of Webb comes… read more

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Another Redlands Teacher Arrested on Suspicion of Child Sexual Abuse

Kevin Patrick Kirkland, a 56-year-old math teacher at Redlands High School has been arrested on suspicion of engaging in sexual acts with a young girl from the age of 16 until she reached 18. Kirkland has been arrested and is set to appear in a San Bernardino County Court on Monday. This is only the… read more

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LAUSD School Police Officer Arrested on Suspicion of Attempted Child SexTrafficking

Mauricio Edgardo Estrada, a 28-year-old police officer with the Los Angeles Unified School District Police Department, has been arrested on suspicion of child sex trafficking. Estrada responded to a Craigslist advertisement offering a 15-year-old girl for sex in exchange for $150.00. The advertisement was in truth a sting operation, and Estrada was conversing with an… read more

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Huntington Beach High School Coach Arrested on Suspicion of Lewd Conduct

Huntington Beach High School girls volleyball coach, Troy Linehan Crutchfield, has been arrested on suspicion of sending sexually explicit videos to a minor. Crutchfield, 26, has worked for various girls volleyball programs, including Cal State Long Beach and Long Beach City College. It is believed that the victim was not a member of Crutchfield’s volleyball… read more

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Catholic Priest in Modesto Placed on Leave Pending Investigation Into Allegations of Sexual Misconduct

Rev. Editho Mascardo, a priest at Modesto’s Holy Family Catholic Church, has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into allegations that he engaged in inappropriate conduct with a minor. The Holy Family Catholic Church is part of the Diocese of Stockton, overseen by Bishop Stephen Blaire. The Stockton Police Department is investigating the… read more

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Torrance Music Teacher Held on Child Pornography Charges

Eric James Mitchell, a teacher at Calle Mayor Middle School in the Torrance Unified School District, has been arrested following allegations that he possessed child pornography. A search of Mitchell’s home resulted in the seizure of computers and hard drives believed to contain images of child pornography. Torrance Unified is already under fire after a… read more

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Criminal Charges Brought Against Franciscan Friars Following Molestation Revelations

Three leaders of the Franciscan Religious Order, Giles Schinelli, Robert D’Aversa, and Anthony M. Criscitelli, have been criminally charged following allegations that they knowingly allowed a child molester to take on jobs, including a position as a high school athletic trainer, that enabled him to molest more than 100 children. That friar, Stephen Baker, killed… read more

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