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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Researchers Tackle the Many Questions of Pedophilia

Researchers from all over the world have begun investigating many questions surrounding pedophilia – including what makes a pedophile, and how to identify one. In the laboratory-setting, those researchers have come to a fascinating conclusion: that pedophilia may be a predisposition, so deeply rooted, that it could be a form of sexual orientation. In the… read more

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Sexual Abuse Case Against Orthodox Counselor Underway in Brooklyn

The trial continues in the case against a prominent member of the tight-knit, ultra-orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn, New York. Nechemya Weberman, a well known and respected counselor within the Jewish community, has been charged with 88 counts of sexual molestation by the New York District Attorney’s Office. The State alleges that the twelve-year-old victim… read more

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New Civil Allegations Brought Against Father Michael Kelly & The Diocese of Stockton

The attorneys at Manly, Stewart & Finaldi have filed a lawsuit on behalf of a second victim of Father Michael Kelly, a former priest of the Diocese of Stockton in California. The victim, known in court documents as John CC Doe, alleges that he was sexually molested as a child by Father Michael Kelly. The… read more

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A Fourth Victim Comes Forward to Accuse Teacher Richard Rack of Sexual Abuse.

A fourth victim has now come forward to accuse Orange County school teacher Richard Rack of sexual abuse. Rack is a teacher at Shorecliffs Middle School in San Clemente, California, who was placed on leave in November 2011 due to misconduct allegations. Last week, he was arrested after three girls came forward accusing of engaging… read more

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Orange County Middle School Teacher Richard Rack Charged for Sexual Abuse of Child.

An Orange County middle school teacher named Richard Rack was recently taken into custody by the Orange County Sheriff’s office, on suspicion of sexually abusing minors. Rack is a middle school teacher at Shorecliffs Middle School, in San Clemente. He is currently charged with two counts of violating Penal Code section 647.6(a)(1)-Annoying or molesting a… read more

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Manly, Stewart & Finaldi Recovers $2 Million for Sex Abuse Victim of Father Michael Harris

Yesterday, June 18, 2012, Manly, Stewart & Finaldi recovered 2 million dollars on behalf of sexual abuse victim John TH Doe, on the first day of trial. Plaintiff TH is presently a Lt. Colonel in the United States Air Force, and was sexually abused while a student at Mater Dei High School, in Santa Ana,… read more

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California Senate Passes SB 1530

Today, in a positive step towards making California’s public entities safe for children and vulnerable adults, the California State Senate voted 33 to 4 to pass Senate Bill 1530, which makes it easier to remove teachers accused of engaging in misconduct. Drafted in the wake of the Miramonte Elementary School childhood sexual abuse scandal, the… read more

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