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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Former Saddleback College Counselor Accused of Soliciting Sex from Students

Financial aid counselor Javier Alberto Williams of Saddleback College is accused of soliciting sex from students and extorting a student into sending him naked pictures. He is now facing criminal charges after he pleaded not guilty in April to a felony count of extortion, four misdemeanor counts of engaging and agreeing to engage in prostitution,… read more

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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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Saddleback Church Youth Mentor Arrested on Suspicion of Lewd Acts with a Child

Absolutely no one deserves to experience the horrors of sexual abuse. When a child is sexually abused, his or her entire life can be harmed by the horrific acts of another. The most important thing to do when this happens is to immediately notify law enforcement, because you never know if you may be speaking… read more

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Former Military School Official Facing Retrial in Molestation Case

Jeffrey Barton was arrested on October 17, 2013, on the charge of molesting two students at the Army Navy Academy, one of them more than 50 times over a 2-year period in his office, cottage, car, and on an overnight, school-sanctioned trip. He pleaded not guilty to fondling, oral copulation, and sodomy of a minor…. read more

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New Bill Requires Athletic Organizations to Report Sexual Abuse

On March 3rd, a group of U.S. senators introduced legislation designed to protect amateur athletes by requiring coaches and trainers to report any suspected sexual abuse. In light of the recent allegations surrounding the USA Gymnastics, USA Swimming, and USA Taekwondo organizations and the unreported abuse their athletes endured, legislatures decided to take action. The… read more

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Penn State Gymnastics Head Coach Jeff Thompson Fired

After a number of accusations by several former student-athletes, Penn State women’s gymnastics team head coach Jeff Thompson has been relieved of his duties. The decision comes less than a year after Thompson’s wife, Rachelle Thompson, resigned as associate head coach in June 2016 amid allegations of emotional abuse. The termination is effective immediately and… read more

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