Jose Andres Lopez, Pastor at Two Aliso Viejo churches arrested on suspicion of child molestation

Jose Andres Lopez, of Mission Viejo, was arrested Wednesday, Aug. 26 at a home in San Juan Capistrano and was booked on suspicion of committing lewd acts on a girl. Lopez volunteered as a pastor at Pacific Hills Calvary Chapel in Aliso Viejo between 2003 and 2005 and at Compass Bible Church in Aliso Viejo… read more

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Former U.S.A. Gymnastics Coach Terry Gray Faces 14 Charges of Lewdness With a Minor

Terry Gray was arrested Friday, July 10, 2020 by police in Las Vegas and charged with 14 counts of lewdness with a minor under the age of 14. If convicted, Mr. Gray could face life in prison, a prosecutor said. Gray, 52, was a gymnastics coach in Las Vegas from 2009 to 2015 and was… 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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San Lorenzo Vally High School Teacher Michael Henderson

San Lorenzo Valley High School Computer Science teacher Michael Henderson was arrested and charged with lewd and lascivious acts on a child under the age of 14. According to the San Lorenzo Unified School District, the alleged sexual assault occurred at a “non-school related activity” which could have been an after school program or child… read more

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Orange County Elementary School Students Given Bodily Fluid-Laced Flutes

California state officials are investigating an ongoing case involving several flutes that were distributed as part of a music program. These flutes were dispersed across a minimum of 3 Orange County school districts, and authorities have said these instruments may contain bodily fluids. An individual who is now currently under investigation as well, sent an… 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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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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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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