Manly, Stewart & Finaldi Secure $88M Settlement in Sexual Misconduct Case Against LAUSD

Manly, Stewart & Finaldi have won a monumental victory for 30 families who sued the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) after it was discovered that two teachers had sexually abused and assaulted students for years at two separate schools. An $88 million settlement was reached – amounting to about $3M for each family and… 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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San Pedro High School Teacher Accused of Molesting Student

Michelle Yeh, a 28-year-old teacher on a temporary teaching assignment at San Pedro High School, has been arrested on suspicion of having sex with a 15-year-old male student. Yeh taught science at San Pedro High, a school within the Los Angeles Unified School District. Investigators fear there may be additional victims at other schools, as… read more

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Torrance Wrestling Coach Facing 46 Counts of Lewd Conduct with Children

Thomas Snider, a wrestling coach at Torrance High School, is facing 46 counts of lewd conduct with children and child molestation. At his preliminary hearing, four boys testified that Snider made them remove all their clothing and allow Snider to inspect around their genitalia with a flashlight. The charges also include an allegation that he… read more

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LAPD Urge Victims of Franklin High School Coach To Come Forward

Law enforcement officials believe that Jaime Jimenez, the volunteer football coach at Benjamin Franklin High School in Los Angeles, California, likely abused children for years, meaning that many of these victims are adults now. Jimenez, 46, has coached football at the high school sine 1998. Officials are urging all victims, or anyone with information to… read more

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Second Benjamin Franklin High School Staff Member Arrested On Suspicion of Child Molestation

Jaime Jimenez, a 46-year-old football coach at Benjamin Franklin High School, has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting students. Jimenez has been a coach at the school since 1998, and police have not stated when the assault(s) took place. This not the first time a teacher or staff member has been arrested at Benjamin… read more

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Another Los Angeles Unified School District Teacher Arrested Amid Sexual Abuse Allegations

Robert Pimental, a recently retired Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) teacher who currently resides in Newport Beach, California, has been arrested and charged by prosecutors with eight counts of continuous sexual abuse and seven counts of lewd acts on a child. Pimental, who is 57 years old, is suspected of having molested at least… read more

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Former LAUSD Teacher Arrested for Sexual Abuse at George De La Torre Jr. Elementary School

Former LAUSD teacher Robert Pimental has been arrested by the LAPD for allegedly molesting and abusing 20 children. The teacher left his position as a fourth-grade teacher in March 2012, soon after the investigation began. Pimental has worked for the LA Unified School District since 1974, though the George De La Torre Jr. Elementary School… read more

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Criminal Case Languishes, While Civil Suits Move Forward in Miramonte Scandal

One year after the nation was shocked by horrifying allegations of sexual molestation out of Miramonte Elementary School in Los Angeles, the criminal case against Mark Berndt continues to languish, while the many civil actions against the Los Angeles Unified School District press forward. In the aftermath of the molestation allegations, the LAUSD is facing… read more

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Jury Awards a Record 23 Million Dollars in Damages to Child Molested by His Fifth Grade Teacher

A Los Angeles County jury has awarded a record 23 million dollars in damages to a child who was molested by his fifth grade teacher. The primary defendant in the case, the Los Angeles Unified School District, will be required to pay 6.9 million dollars, which represents 30% of the total verdict. The child, known… read more

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