Marlborough School Teacher Charged With Sexually Assaulting Second Student

Joseph Koetters, a 47-year-old teacher at the all-girls Marlborough School in Hancock Park, has been charged with 10 additional sex crimes stemming from the alleged abuse of a second student. Koetters was arrested earlier this year and charged with molesting one of his students between 2000 and 2002. The new, second victim alleges she was… read more

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DA Worries Junior High Teacher May Have Other Victims

Shauna Marie Sims is a junior high school teacher arrested late last year on suspicion of child molestation. Sims faces three felony counts of performing lewd acts upon a child between the ages of 14 and 15, one felony count of unlawful sexual intercourse, and one misdemeanor count of child annoyance. Authorities say that on… read more

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Dana Hills High School Teacher Arrested on Child Molestation Charges

Ezequiel Christopher Barragan, a 48-year-old Spanish teacher at Dana Hills High School, has been arrested following an investigation led by the United States Postal Service, and the Orange County Child Exploitation Task Force. Barragan is being charged with possession of child pornography, as well as charges stemming from his molestation of a male minor. No… read more

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Second Benjamin Franklin High School Staff Member Arrested On Suspicion of Child Molestation

Jaime Jimenez, a 46-year-old football coach at Benjamin Franklin High School, has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting students. Jimenez has been a coach at the school since 1998, and police have not stated when the assault(s) took place. This not the first time a teacher or staff member has been arrested at Benjamin… read more

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Teacher and Gymnastics Coach Arrested on Suspicion of Lewd Acts With a Minor

Kiley Bedwell, a 28-year-old male kindergarten and first-grade teacher at University Preparation School in Camarillo, California, has been arrested on suspicion of lewd acts with a minor. Bedwell was also a gymnastics coach at Patty’s Gymnastics, also in Ventura County. Police say that the victim is 15 or 16 years old and female. It has… read more

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Bible Study Teacher Arrested for Child Molestation

A 54 year old man named Shawn Edward Shaffer has been arrested on suspicion of molesting multiple young boys under the age of 16. Shaffer of Corona, California, was a bible study teacher. While some victims have come forward, the Corona Police Department is looking for any one who may have information. For more information… read more

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Villa Park High School Coach Arrested For Sexual Molestation of Students

Dwayne Jordan Richardson, 20, has been arrested following allegations he engaged in sexual misconduct with two female minor high school students. Richardson is a “walk-on” girls’ basketball coach at Villa Park High School. The two known victims are female students at both Villa Park High School, and nearby El Dorado High School.

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Laguna Niguel Spa Owner Arrested For Assault of Employee Applicant

Raymond Newton Baker, the 72-year-old owner of the Beautiful Image Spa in Laguna Niguel, has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 29-year-old woman who was interested in working for him. Police say that the assault took place during what were supposed to be “training sessions.” Over the course of weeks, Baker molested and… read more

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Middle School Teacher Charged with Molestation of Relative

A thirty six-year-old science teacher at Valadez Middle School in Placentia, named Christopher Millette, has been charged with one felony count of oral copulation or penetration with a child 10 years or younger and two felony counts of lewd or lascivious acts with a minor. The victim is thought to be a relative. Officials at… read more

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Catholic Diocese of Santa Rosa Settles Childhood Sexual Abuse Case for 3.5 Million Dollars

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Santa Rosa has agreed to pay 3.5 million dollars to settle a lawsuit filed by a 17-year-old boy who alleged that a diocesan priest molested him when he was 12. The plaintiff was represented by Manly, Stewart & Finaldi. The priest, Father Ted Oswald, died in 2010. The Plaintiff alleged… read more

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