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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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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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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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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Huntington Beach High School Coach Arrested on Suspicion of Lewd Conduct

Huntington Beach High School girls volleyball coach, Troy Linehan Crutchfield, has been arrested on suspicion of sending sexually explicit videos to a minor. Crutchfield, 26, has worked for various girls volleyball programs, including Cal State Long Beach and Long Beach City College. It is believed that the victim was not a member of Crutchfield’s volleyball… read more

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Baseball Coach Pleads Guilty to Sending Sexually Explicit Texts to Boys

Edwin Alan Wikstrom, a former boys baseball coach at Katella High School in Irvine, has pled guilty to sending sexually explicit text messages to a young boy whom he met through his coaching position. Wikstrom was arrested in 2013, but only on December 7, 2015 did he plead guilty to four counts of exhibition of… read more

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High School Basketball Coach Arrested On Suspicion of Molesting Player

Joseph Alan Kikuchi, a 56-year-old basketball coach at Mark Keppel High School in Alhambra, has been arrested on suspicion of molesting a 16-year-old female basketball player. The allegations came to light when administrators reported rumors of molestation swirling around the school. An investigation was opened, and the victim cooperated with police. The high school is… read more

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