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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Entertainment Lawyer Linked to Childrens’ Shows Enters Not Guilty Plea in Child Sex Case

Benjamin Lawson Adams, the entertainment attorney who was recently arrested upon suspicion of engaging in sexual intercourse with a minor, has pled not guilty. Adams was charged with three counts of lewd acts upon a child, oral copulation of a person under 16, two counts of sexual penetration by a foreign object and one count… read more

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Entertainment Industry Attorney Arrested on Suspicion of Sex With a Minor

Benjamin Lawson Adams, a 30-year-old entertainment law attorney in Los Angeles, has been arrested on suspicion of engaging in sexual activity with a minor in Manhattan Beach, California. An arrest warrant had been issued for several counts of sex and sodomy with a minor under the age of 16. Manhattan Beach Police are concerned that… read more

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Paso Robles School District Sued by Student Following Sexual Molestation

Jeremy Monn, a 31-year-old teacher most recently at Paso Robles High School, has now pled guilty to molesting two teenage girls at two different high schools. Monn was an agricultural teacher at both Don Pedro High School in central California, as well as Paso Robles High School where he molested girls on both campuses. Monn’s… read more

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Spa Owner Sexually Assault Job Applicant with Esthetician Wand

A 29 year old woman has brought suit against a 72 year old spa owner in Orange County, California, alleging that he lured her into a job interview and then sexually assaulted her with a wand he claimed to use in esthetician procedures. The spa owner, Raymond Newton Baker, is 72 years old. The lawsuit alleges that Baker had the young woman come in for “training sessions,” when he penetrated her with the device.

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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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Catholic Diocese of Santa Rosa Settles Childhood Sexual Abuse Case for 3.5 Million Dollars

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Santa Rosa has agreed to pay 3.5 million dollars to settle a lawsuit filed by a 17-year-old boy who alleged that a diocesan priest molested him when he was 12. The plaintiff was represented by Manly, Stewart & Finaldi. The priest, Father Ted Oswald, died in 2010. The Plaintiff alleged… read more

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X-Men Director Bryan Singer Sued Over Allegations He Raped Underage Boy

Bryan Singer, known for directing the X-Men franchise, among other films, has been sued by an individual claiming that the director raped and drugged him while he was a minor. The lawsuit alleges that Singer gave the Plaintiff – a minor at the time – drugs and alcohol before sexually assaulting and raping him. The… read more

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Pool Cleaner Charged with Molesting Boys, Possessing Child Pornography

Christopher McKenzie, a 50-year-old pool cleaner originally charged in 2012 with molesting two children, now faces child pornography charges after a search of his computer. McKenzie was already suspected of molesting seven boys over more than a decade, but now faces this additional charge. That brings the total number of felony charges against McKenzie to… read more

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