Ex-Priest & Former High School Principal Faces Sexual Abuse Charges in California

UPDATE: We settled this case on the first day of trial. Check out our story about the Michael Harris Sex Abuse Suit. Once nicknamed “Father Hollywood” for his good looks and charisma, ex-priest and former high school principal Michael Harris is being sued again for sexual abuse. Harris was sued by 2 of his victims… read more

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California Senate Passes SB 1530

Today, in a positive step towards making California’s public entities safe for children and vulnerable adults, the California State Senate voted 33 to 4 to pass Senate Bill 1530, which makes it easier to remove teachers accused of engaging in misconduct. Drafted in the wake of the Miramonte Elementary School childhood sexual abuse scandal, the… read more

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Convicted Pedophile Priest Will Serve No Additional Time for Probation Violation

Father Alejandro “Alex” Jose Castillo, a priest and convicted sex offender who spent one year in prison for sexually abusing a young boy in his parish, violated his probation just 1 day after his release from prison by attending a party at which boys under the age of 18 were present. Although Father Castillo could… read more

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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Note: This post is out-of-date.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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