Manly, Stewart & Finaldi represents alleged victims of Father Crews and other abusers at the Hanna Boys Center

Manly, Stewart & Finaldi represents alleged victims of Father Crews and other abusers at the Hanna Boys Center. We call upon the Bishop of Santa Rosa to release all names of priests credibly accused of sexual misconduct in the Dioceses of Santa Rosa. Learn more here.

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O.C. Youth Basketball Coach Suspected of Sexual Abuse of Minors

A former Orange County youth basketball coach was recently arrested over allegations that he had unlawful sex with minors a decade ago. The coach, Carlos Juarez, 44, of Costa Mesa, was taken into custody by law enforcement outside his home in the 1300 block of Adams Avenue. Four victims reported sexual incidents involving Juarez to… read more

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Teacher Arrested for Alleged Sexual Relationship with Student

Katherine O’Neill, a 51-year-old teacher at Barstow High School, has been arrested on suspicion of a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old student. On March 15, O’Neill was arrested by San Bernardo County Sheriff’s deputies who responded to a report regarding an inappropriate student-teacher relationship. She has been on administrative leave since October 2018. Her arrest… read more

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Prominent Taekwondo Athlete, Steven Lopez, and Coach Jean Lopez Accused of Sexual Abuse

The Olympic governing body has once again been accused of failing to protect athletes from their abusers, the most prominent example being that of the U.S. Gymnastics team. Former doctor for the U.S. Gymnastics team, Dr. Lawrence Nassar has accumulated more than 100 complaints of sexual abuse against him for sexually assaulting young athletes in… read more

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El Dorado Gymnastics Instructor Accused of Child Molestation

Keith Willette, a 54 year-old gymnastics instructor and professional photographer from Cameron Park, was arrested this past Thursday on suspicion of child molestation. According to the El Dorado Country Sherriff’s Office, Willette had been under investigation for a week prior to his arrest. His alleged victim came forward and informed authorities of the years of… read more

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Saddleback Church Youth Mentor Arrested on Suspicion of Lewd Acts with a Child

Absolutely no one deserves to experience the horrors of sexual abuse. When a child is sexually abused, his or her entire life can be harmed by the horrific acts of another. The most important thing to do when this happens is to immediately notify law enforcement, because you never know if you may be speaking… read more

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Former Military School Official Facing Retrial in Molestation Case

Jeffrey Barton was arrested on October 17, 2013, on the charge of molesting two students at the Army Navy Academy, one of them more than 50 times over a 2-year period in his office, cottage, car, and on an overnight, school-sanctioned trip. He pleaded not guilty to fondling, oral copulation, and sodomy of a minor…. read more

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University High School Boys Water Polo Coach Arrested on Suspicion of Sex With Student

Coleman Pickell, a walk-on boys water polo coach at University High School in Irvine, California, has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a minor female student. At this stage, Irvine Police have released few details, however it is known that Pickell is 23 years old. For more information and the whole story, go to:… read more

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Second Student Files Suit Against Hesperia Unified School District

A second student has come forwarded and filed suit against Hesperia Unified School District, alleging that there exists a culture of sexual hazing on the Oak Hills High School football team. The Plaintiff, an 18-year-old known in court filings as John KZ Doe, is the second victim of hazing at the school to come forward… read more

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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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