Father Kelly Facing 14 Years in Prision Following Grand Jury Indictment

Father Michael Kelly, a long time priest of the Diocese of Stockton, has been indicted by a grand jury on three counts of lewd and lascivious conduct on a child and one count of oral copulation. Kelly, who has not been defrocked, faces up to 14 years in prison. The District Attorney’s Office will seek… read more

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Archdiocese of Los Angeles Settles Case For 10 Million Dollars

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has settled four clergy sex abuse cases brought by individuals who were molested by one of the Diocese’s most notorious pedophile priests, Father Michael Baker. The settlement comes just after the Archdiocese of Los Angeles released thousands of documents relating to sexual abuse within the Church. Some of those documents… read more

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Archdiocese of Los Angeles Releases Files Documenting Attempts to Cover up Sexual Molestation of Children

The Los Angeles Times has reported what many had suspected for years: Roger Mahony and his key aides actively concealed abuse to avoid detection by the police and the victims of pedophile priests. This dramatic new evidence comes in the form of hundreds of documents released this week, which includes documents composed by Cardinal Mahony… read more

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Third Lawsuit Filed Against Diocese of Stockton and Father Michael Kelly

A lawsuit was filed against Father Michael Kelly and the Diocese of Stockton on Wednesday, November 7, 2012. This is the third lawsuit against the Diocese and Father Kelly. The first case, filed by Travis Trotter, settled for $3.75 million in April of this year. Father Kelly fled to his native Ireland halfway through the… read more

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New Civil Allegations Brought Against Father Michael Kelly & The Diocese of Stockton

The attorneys at Manly, Stewart & Finaldi have filed a lawsuit on behalf of a second victim of Father Michael Kelly, a former priest of the Diocese of Stockton in California. The victim, known in court documents as John CC Doe, alleges that he was sexually molested as a child by Father Michael Kelly. The… read more

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Attorney John Manly Defeats Sexual Predator Michael Harris, Again

After just one day of a sexual abuse trial against ex-priest Michael Harris, and the Diocese of Orange for allegedly covering it up, Manly, Stewart & Finaldi attorneys John Manly and Vince Finaldi recovered a $2 million settlement on behalf of a survivor of Harris’ abuse. The settlement spared the Diocese of Orange a lengthy… read more

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Manly, Stewart & Finaldi Recovers $2 Million for Sex Abuse Victim of Father Michael Harris

Yesterday, June 18, 2012, Manly, Stewart & Finaldi recovered 2 million dollars on behalf of sexual abuse victim John TH Doe, on the first day of trial. Plaintiff TH is presently a Lt. Colonel in the United States Air Force, and was sexually abused while a student at Mater Dei High School, in Santa Ana,… read more

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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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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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