High School Hazing Discussed in Depth by ESPN

ESPN’s Outside The Lines has pointed its spotlight at the epidemic of hazing in high school sports. The investigative piece features an interviews with attorneys from Manly, Stewart & Finaldi, and focuses on the case of one of the firm’s clients, who has sued Hesperia Unified School District following a horrific incident of violent sexual… read more

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Entertainment Lawyer Linked to Childrens’ Shows Enters Not Guilty Plea in Child Sex Case

Benjamin Lawson Adams, the entertainment attorney who was recently arrested upon suspicion of engaging in sexual intercourse with a minor, has pled not guilty. Adams was charged with three counts of lewd acts upon a child, oral copulation of a person under 16, two counts of sexual penetration by a foreign object and one count… 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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Torrance Wrestling Coach Facing 46 Counts of Lewd Conduct with Children

Thomas Snider, a wrestling coach at Torrance High School, is facing 46 counts of lewd conduct with children and child molestation. At his preliminary hearing, four boys testified that Snider made them remove all their clothing and allow Snider to inspect around their genitalia with a flashlight. The charges also include an allegation that he… read more

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Spa Owner Sexually Assault Job Applicant with Esthetician Wand

A 29 year old woman has brought suit against a 72 year old spa owner in Orange County, California, alleging that he lured her into a job interview and then sexually assaulted her with a wand he claimed to use in esthetician procedures. The spa owner, Raymond Newton Baker, is 72 years old. The lawsuit alleges that Baker had the young woman come in for “training sessions,” when he penetrated her with the device.

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LAPD Urge Victims of Franklin High School Coach To Come Forward

Law enforcement officials believe that Jaime Jimenez, the volunteer football coach at Benjamin Franklin High School in Los Angeles, California, likely abused children for years, meaning that many of these victims are adults now. Jimenez, 46, has coached football at the high school sine 1998. Officials are urging all victims, or anyone with information to… read more

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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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X-Men Director Hit With Second Lawsuit

Bryan Singer, the director of, among other things, the X-Men franchise, has been hit with a second lawsuit by an individual claiming that he was molested by the director as a child. The Plaintiff is a UK citizen who says that Singer molested him in the UK in 2007 while attending the premiere of the… read more

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X-Men Director Bryan Singer Sued Over Allegations He Raped Underage Boy

Bryan Singer, known for directing the X-Men franchise, among other films, has been sued by an individual claiming that the director raped and drugged him while he was a minor. The lawsuit alleges that Singer gave the Plaintiff – a minor at the time – drugs and alcohol before sexually assaulting and raping him. The… read more

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Pool Cleaner Charged with Molesting Boys, Possessing Child Pornography

Christopher McKenzie, a 50-year-old pool cleaner originally charged in 2012 with molesting two children, now faces child pornography charges after a search of his computer. McKenzie was already suspected of molesting seven boys over more than a decade, but now faces this additional charge. That brings the total number of felony charges against McKenzie to… read more

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