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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Orange County Sheriffs Arrest Costa Mesa Teacher Accused of Child Molestation

In an urgent press release, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department announced today (Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019) that investigators had arrested Brandon Jacob Nease on suspicion of felony child molestation. The decision to arrest Nease stems directly from possible child sexual abuse committed against a 13-year-old boy in 2011, when Nease was 18 or 19. However,… read more

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Orange County Elementary School Students Given Bodily Fluid-Laced Flutes

California state officials are investigating an ongoing case involving several flutes that were distributed as part of a music program. These flutes were dispersed across a minimum of 3 Orange County school districts, and authorities have said these instruments may contain bodily fluids. An individual who is now currently under investigation as well, sent an… read more

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Substitute Teacher Arrested for Unlawful Sex with Minor Student from Yucaipa High School

26-year-old Trevor Jack Trathen has been booked into jail for oral copulation with a minor who is only 14 years of age, as well as penetration with a foreign object on a minor 14 years of age. A Yucaipa High School substitute teacher, Trathen has since been removed from the Yucaipa and Calimesa School District… read more

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Brentwood School Teacher Arrested & Accused of Unlawful Sex with a Minor

Dr. Aimee Palmitessa, a 45-year-old biology teacher at an elite Brentwood private school, has been accused of unlawful sex with an underage student. She was arrested on suspicion of statutory rape on Friday, August 18th. Allegedly, Palmitessa engaged in sex involving a 16-year-old student of one of Los Angeles’ most expensive schools. Palmitessa earned a… read more

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Wrestling Coach Terry Terrell Gillard Charged with Child Molestation

Terry Terrell Gillard of Sylmar, 56-year-old wrestling coach at John H. Francis Polytechnic High School, was recently charged with more 60 relating to alleged sexual assaults of 4 students. The conduct reportedly occurred between 2014 and 2017, and involved students and minors Gillard met through his position as wrestling coach. The Los Angeles County District… read more

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Segerstrom High School Coach Arrested on Suspicion of Sexual Relationship with Student

A Segerstrom High School basketball coach has been arrested on suspicion of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old student-athlete. Tracey Stephan Fulford, now 52, allegedly began the relationship with the student when she was only16. The relationship allegedly spanned 3 years, continuing past her high school graduation.. The woman , who is now 19-years… read more

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