Hesperia mayor’s handling of evidence in Oak Hills hazing probe scrutinized

HESPERIA — As a school district police officer here, Mayor Bill Holland fell under his boss’ scrutiny for purportedly destroying evidence while leading the investigation into claims that an Oak Hills High School freshman football player had been subjected to sexual hazing, the Daily Press has learned. For more information and the whole story, go… 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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Long Beach Teacher Arrested on Suspicion of “Continual Sexual Abuse” of Student

Jason Gorski, 43, has been arrested on suspicion of continually sexually abusing a male student of his from 2007 to 2009, while the child was 12 to 15 years old. At the time, Gorski was a teacher at a private school in Long Beach. Since then, he has left the school and was arrested in… 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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LAUSD School Police Officer Arrested on Suspicion of Attempted Child SexTrafficking

Mauricio Edgardo Estrada, a 28-year-old police officer with the Los Angeles Unified School District Police Department, has been arrested on suspicion of child sex trafficking. Estrada responded to a Craigslist advertisement offering a 15-year-old girl for sex in exchange for $150.00. The advertisement was in truth a sting operation, and Estrada was conversing with an… 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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School Resource Officer Arrested on Suspicion of Having sex With a Minor

Tyler Hormel, a 35-year-old officer with the Madera County Sheriff’s Department has been arrested following allegations that he had sex with a minor female. Hormel was a school resource officer in Chowchilla. Though it is unclear at this time where Hormel was assigned at the time of the rape, it is noted that he was… read more

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