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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Note: This post is out-of-date.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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Archdiocese’ Cover-up Devastates Young Lives

Not only did Cardinal Roger Mahony know of Father Baker’s colorful past, but he also kept his knowledge a secret and continued to reassign Baker to various ministry positions, despite recent allegations of abuse. Mahony’s knowledge and mishandling were highlighted after the deposition of Msgr. Loomis and the paper trail that was leaked. Since coming… read more

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Sexual Abuse Survivor Revived Memories of Decades Old Molestation

The head of Napa State Hospital’s recent firing was the result of an abuse survivor’s chance meeting. The survivor, who as a boy lived nearby Napa State Hospital’s ex-head Claude Edward Foulk, was visiting the hospital as part of his job as a vendor when he happened to make eye contact with Foulk. This meeting… read more

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Cardinal Mahony Deposed to Answer Questions Relating to His Knowledge of Sexual Abuse within the Church

Cardinal Roger Mahony was deposed for several hours to gather information regarding the childhood sexual abuse that has occurred in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, focusing in particular on Father Michael Baker, Father Baker’s abuse of three parishioners, and the attempts made to keep pertinent information secret. Father Baker, who is now serving a sentence… read more

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John Manly Blasts Catholic Insurance Company’s Role in Delaying Fairbanks Diocese Bankruptcy

For many survivors, this plan is acceptable and long overdue, especially considering the duration and severity of decades of child sexual abuse in the Diocese of Fairbanks and the fact that many victims have had to wait more than 50 years to see any accountability from church leaders. Unfortunately, another Catholic Church-run organization is attempting… read more

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New Testimony Sheds Light on Abuse Cover-ups by Mahony

Mahony ordered church officials to delay reporting sex abuse to police until the abusive priest could be defrocked, according to Monsignor Loomis, a former high-ranking official within the Catholic Church. Msgr. Loomis’ testimony was well received by Attorney John C. Manly and his client, Luis C. But the testimony also wasn’t surprising. The abuser in… read more

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Mahony Under Investigation; Convicted Sex Offender Asked to Testify

Cardinal Roger Mahony is being investigated for his actions regarding the sexual abuse of parishioners of the Los Angeles Archdiocese. This investigation is focused on the procedures and methods used, by Mahony and other leaders of the Catholic Church, in dealing with allegations of abuse and abusive priests. According to Father Baker, a recently convicted… read more

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