Our Status with Current & Prospective Clients During the COVID-19 Outbreak

In an effort to continue assisting clients through the recent novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we will be changing how we communicate with current & prospective clients in need. We Can Evaluate Your Case Remotely Despite recent “shelter in place” mandates set forth in response to COVID-19, we want to assure any current and prospective clients… read more

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Michael Medeiros Former Archdiocese of OC musician arrested on suspicion of lewd acts with a minor

On March 13, 2020  Orange County Sheriff’s Department Special Victims Detail investigators arrested 34 year old Lake Forest resident  Michael Medeiros on suspicion of two counts of felony child molestation.  Medeiros previously worked for the Archdiocese Orange County and was fired in February 2020 after the church was notified about the allegations. He is suspected… read more

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Riverside Police Arrest Riverside Soccer Coach Jordan Cohen Accused of Sexually Assaulting 15-Year-Old Girl

A community youth soccer coach from Riverside suspected of sexually assaulting a 15 year old female player was being held today in lieu of $150,000 bail. Jordan Russell Cohen, 25, was arrested Monday night and booked into the Robert Presley Jail in Riverside on suspicion of lewd acts on a minor, according to Riverside police…. read more

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Anaheim Pastor Ronaldo Fuentes Arrested on Suspicion of Sexual Assault of Children

On Thursday, January 30, 2020, Anaheim Police Investigators arrested Pastor Rolando Fuentes on a warrant for a variety of sex related charges including multiple counts of lewd acts on a minor, rape, sexual battery, domestic battery and child annoyance. He is currently in custody in lieu of $1 million dollars bail. Rolando Fuentes is a… read more

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FATHER EDWARD Poettgen, AN ACTIVE PRIEST IN THE DIOCESE OF ORANGE AT ST. BONIFACE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN ANAHEIM, HAS BEEN ACCUSED IN A LAWSUIT OF CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A MINOR AND REMAINS IN MINISTRY.

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First Catholic Diocese Child Sex Abuse Case Settled since the passage of AB 218

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Statement by Larry Nassar Victims’ Attorney on the Michigan Police Raid on the Home and Business of 2012 Olympic Women’s Gymnastics Team Coach John Geddert

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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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