Former Riverside Unified School District Employee Sentenced for Child Molestation

Convicted child molester Fernando Figueroa was hired by the Riverside Unified School District (RUSD) without a background check. He was hired despite a criminal history of allegedly sexually abusing other minors, including family members, information that was readily available, but not discovered by the absence of a proper background check. He was allowed to be… read more

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San Juan Hill High School Coach Cole Austin Cazel

San Juan Hill High School Coach Cole Austin Cazel has been arrested suspicion of contacting minors for the purpose of soliciting child pornography. His arrest is just more example of the epidemic of child sexual abuse in the Orange County schools. The experienced California child sexual abuse attorneys at Manly, Stewart& Finaldi are currently representing… read more

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University & Summer Camp Clergy Abuse

Manly, Stewart& Finaldi have represented hundreds of victims of clergy abuse. These cases typically involve Catholic Dioceses. Far less attention has been paid to reports of abuse within the Jewish community especially those involving schools and summer camps. In 2013 an independent investigation was conducted of sexual abuse of students by staff members  at New… read more

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The Anaheim Unified High School District Water Polo Team Scandal Uncovered a Culture of Abuse

The Anaheim Unified High School District water polo team scandal uncovered a culture of abuse. Administrators ignored complaints and looked the other way while a coach sexually abused girls. There are still cases pending against another water polo coach at the same high school. AUHSD needs to clean up its act.

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MSU will never recover from the Nassar Scandal

MSU will never recover from the Nassar Scandal until all of the members of its Board of Trustees who shamed victims and tried to deny responsibility for Nassar are replaced. Full story here.

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AB 218 is a Game Changer for victims of Child Sexual Abuse

AB 218 is a game changer for victims of child sexual abuse in our churches, our schools, and our youth organizations. It allows victims to hold their abusers accountable no matter how long ago the abuse occurred. Read Full Story Here

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Manly, Stewart & Finaldi Represents Sexual Abuse Victims of Kevin Thorpe at Hanna Boys Center

Father John Crews and Kevin Thorpe at the Hanna Boys Center in Sonoma Valley, California have been accused of sexually abusing young boys who attended the Center. Many of the accusations originate from incidents that allegedly occurred decades ago. Father Crews worked at the Hanna Boys Center for nearly 30 years before he was accused… read more

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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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