Lawsuit Against Lodi Unified Ends With $4.75 Million Settlement

Following nearly four weeks of trial, a settlement has been reached between Lodi Unified School District and the eight year old plaintiff who had been sexually molested by her school bus driver. The announcement of a settlement comes after the jury had unanimously found that the school district was 90% responsible for plaintiff’s abuse. The… 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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Archdiocese of Los Angeles Releases Files Documenting Attempts to Cover up Sexual Molestation of Children

The Los Angeles Times has reported what many had suspected for years: Roger Mahony and his key aides actively concealed abuse to avoid detection by the police and the victims of pedophile priests. This dramatic new evidence comes in the form of hundreds of documents released this week, which includes documents composed by Cardinal Mahony… read more

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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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