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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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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Athletic Director Arrested on Suspicion of Having Sex with a Minor; Flees to Vegas

Juan Ivan Barajas, the 36-year-old athletic director at San Gabriel Mission High School has been arrested on suspicion of having sex with a 15-year-old female student. Barajas fled with his victim to Las Vegas when her parents learned of the abuse. Barajas was arrested by Henderson, NV, police and booked. For more information and the… read more

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Long Beach Teacher Arrested on Suspicion of “Continual Sexual Abuse” of Student

Jason Gorski, 43, has been arrested on suspicion of continually sexually abusing a male student of his from 2007 to 2009, while the child was 12 to 15 years old. At the time, Gorski was a teacher at a private school in Long Beach. Since then, he has left the school and was arrested in… 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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Another Redlands Teacher Arrested on Suspicion of Child Sexual Abuse

Kevin Patrick Kirkland, a 56-year-old math teacher at Redlands High School has been arrested on suspicion of engaging in sexual acts with a young girl from the age of 16 until she reached 18. Kirkland has been arrested and is set to appear in a San Bernardino County Court on Monday. This is only the… read more

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LAUSD School Police Officer Arrested on Suspicion of Attempted Child SexTrafficking

Mauricio Edgardo Estrada, a 28-year-old police officer with the Los Angeles Unified School District Police Department, has been arrested on suspicion of child sex trafficking. Estrada responded to a Craigslist advertisement offering a 15-year-old girl for sex in exchange for $150.00. The advertisement was in truth a sting operation, and Estrada was conversing with an… read more

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Catholic Priest in Modesto Placed on Leave Pending Investigation Into Allegations of Sexual Misconduct

Rev. Editho Mascardo, a priest at Modesto’s Holy Family Catholic Church, has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into allegations that he engaged in inappropriate conduct with a minor. The Holy Family Catholic Church is part of the Diocese of Stockton, overseen by Bishop Stephen Blaire. The Stockton Police Department is investigating the… read more

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Criminal Charges Brought Against Franciscan Friars Following Molestation Revelations

Three leaders of the Franciscan Religious Order, Giles Schinelli, Robert D’Aversa, and Anthony M. Criscitelli, have been criminally charged following allegations that they knowingly allowed a child molester to take on jobs, including a position as a high school athletic trainer, that enabled him to molest more than 100 children. That friar, Stephen Baker, killed… read more

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