Montebello Teacher Arrested on Suspicion of Statutory Rape of 17-Year-Old Student

A Montebello teacher was arrested on suspicion of statutory rape of a 17-year-old girl, the Whittier Police Department said Saturday.
Brian Lee Ward, 46, was arrested Friday in Whittier. Ward is a high school teacher at Vail High School in the Montebello Unified School District.
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“Ward had developed a sexual relationship with the student over the course of several mon

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Uber driver from H.B. charged with raping unconscious 17-year-old passenger in Laguna Beach

An Uber driver from Huntington Beach has been charged with raping an unconscious 17-year-old female passenger near her Laguna Beach home. For more information and the whole story, go to: https://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/news/tn-dpt-me-uber-rape-20161110-story.html

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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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Man Arrested in Barstow On Suspicion of Raping Two Women He Met on Dating Site

Dionza Antwoine Bradford, a 24 year old resident of Barstow, California, has been arrested on suspicion of raping two women he met on the dating site Plenty of Fish. Bradford may have raped other women, and police are asking that anyone with information please come forward. For more information and the whole story, go to:… read more

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Debate Rages Over Stanford University Rape Case

National debate continues to rage across the country as individuals weigh the sentence handed down by Judge Aaron Persky following the guilty verdict in the trial of Brock Turner, who was accused of raping Jane Doe while she was unconscious. The case has drawn national scrutiny because despite the guilty verdict and eyewitnesses to the… read more

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Criminal Charges Brought Against Franciscan Friars Following Molestation Revelations

Three leaders of the Franciscan Religious Order, Giles Schinelli, Robert D’Aversa, and Anthony M. Criscitelli, have been criminally charged following allegations that they knowingly allowed a child molester to take on jobs, including a position as a high school athletic trainer, that enabled him to molest more than 100 children. That friar, Stephen Baker, killed… 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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