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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X-Men Director Hit With Second Lawsuit

Bryan Singer, the director of, among other things, the X-Men franchise, has been hit with a second lawsuit by an individual claiming that he was molested by the director as a child. The Plaintiff is a UK citizen who says that Singer molested him in the UK in 2007 while attending the premiere of the… 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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Cedars-Sinai Nursing Assistant Suspected of Sexually Assaulting Patients

The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating a former nursing assistant on suspicion of sexually assaulting, and in some instances raping, women who were sedated after surgery. The nursing assistant, Guillermo Fernando Diaz, was fired from Cedars in July of 2013. Since opening the investigation, women have come forward to report their experiences of abuse…. read more

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Jeffrey Barton Pleads Not Guilty to Sexually Abusing Children

Jeffrey Barton, the 55-year-old former head of schools at the Army and Navy Academy in Carlsbad, California, has entered a plea of not guilty to two counts of sodomy by force and 14 counts of oral copulation by force. The trial of Jeffrey Barton is taking place in Vista, California – near the location of… read more

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Teacher Who Gave Birth To Teen Student’s Child Arrested

Laura Elizabeth Whitehurts, a 28-year-old high school teacher at Citrus Valley High School in Redlands, California, has been arrested on suspicion of having sex with a 16-year-old student at the high school where she taught. Whitehurst has since given birth to the minor student’s baby. Their relationship reportedly lasted for one year. While the police… read more

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Attorneys Demand Policy Changes at LAUSD

Letter to Thomas A. Delaney, Esq. RE: A.M., et al. v. Los Angeles Unified School District, et al LASC Case No. BC484111 (Lead Case) Dear Mr. Delaney:We write on behalf of our clients, as well as their families, regarding the issue of child sexual abuse in the Los Angeles Unified School District (“LAUSD” or “District”)…. read more

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Archdiocese of Los Angeles Settles Case For 10 Million Dollars

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has settled four clergy sex abuse cases brought by individuals who were molested by one of the Diocese’s most notorious pedophile priests, Father Michael Baker. The settlement comes just after the Archdiocese of Los Angeles released thousands of documents relating to sexual abuse within the Church. Some of those documents… 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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