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Santa Barbara Lawsuit Alleges Former Dos Pueblos Coach Justin Sell Sexually Assaulted a 15-Year-Old Student

A victim of sexual assault by a former Dos Pueblos High School football coach is now suing the Santa Barbara Unified School District for damages. The victim, referred to in court records as John Doe, and his attorneys claim the district failed to protect him from more than three years of abuse by Justin Sell… read more

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Good Day LA Fox 11 – MSF Partner Vince Finaldi discusses the Bill Cosby case

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Santa Barbara sheriff investigating sexual abuse allegations at two elite boarding schools, the Cate School and The Thacher School

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office and the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office are investigating reported allegations of sexual abuse and misconduct by a former employee of Cate School in Carpinteria. The Cate School is an elite private college preparatory boarding school with tuition in excess of $50,000 per year. The sheriff’s office began… read more

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Michigan Football Coach Bo Schembechler Ignored Sexual Abuse of His Son and Players

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Cabrillo High School Teacher John William Gunde, Faces Charges He Sexually Abused Teen Girl

Cabrillo High School social studies teacher John William Gunde entered a plea in Orange County Superior Court Tuesday to charges that he had sex with a teenage girl multiple times last year before being arrested in January. Gunde, a 46-year-old resident of Long Beach, is facing eight counts of engaging in sex acts with a… read more

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Child Molestation vs. Sexual Abuse

Child sexual abuse is a complicated topic. There are several different definitions of what constitutes child sexual abuse, leading to issues gathering accurate statistics. The terms and definitions used are important on a legal level, however, as they describe separate crimes and come with different consequences for perpetrators. It is also important to understand the… read more

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Sacramento surgeon Dr. Ranganath Patak accused of sexual misconduct and gross negligence in Attorney General complaint

Sacramento-based colorectal surgeon Dr. Ranganath Pathak, licensed in California for nearly two decades, has been formally accused of sexual misconduct, gross negligence and other unprofessional conduct involving multiple patients, according to a recent filing by the state attorney general’s office. According to the Sacramento Bee, the written complaint, filed last week by Attorney General Rob… read more

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Consequences of Child Sexual Abuse

Child sexual abuse is a terrible crime that can have long-lasting physical, emotional and psychological effects for survivors. Many child sexual abuse victims are so traumatized that they cannot come forward to report the incident, or they suppress the unwanted memories. Every child is unique. How a child will be impacted by child sexual abuse… read more

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RTL- Germany John Manly and Audry Nafziger discuss USC Geroge Tyndall Case

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Child Sexual Abuse Statistics

No parent wants to imagine their child is at risk of sexual abuse. Unfortunately, this is a shockingly prevalent crime in the U.S. that affects tens of thousands of children each year. Staying up-to-date on the latest child sexual abuse statistics can better enable you to protect your child from this heinous crime. How Common… read more

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