Santa Barbara Lawsuit Alleges Former Dos Pueblos Coach Justin Sell Sexually Assaulted a 15-Year-Old Student

A victim of sexual assault by a former Dos Pueblos High School football coach is now suing the Santa Barbara Unified School District for damages. The victim, referred to in court records as John Doe, and his attorneys claim the district failed to protect him from more than three years of abuse by Justin Sell… read more

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Santa Barbara sheriff investigating sexual abuse allegations at two elite boarding schools, the Cate School and The Thacher School

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office and the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office are investigating reported allegations of sexual abuse and misconduct by a former employee of Cate School in Carpinteria. The Cate School is an elite private college preparatory boarding school with tuition in excess of $50,000 per year. The sheriff’s office began… read more

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Cabrillo High School Teacher John William Gunde, Faces Charges He Sexually Abused Teen Girl

Cabrillo High School social studies teacher John William Gunde entered a plea in Orange County Superior Court Tuesday to charges that he had sex with a teenage girl multiple times last year before being arrested in January. Gunde, a 46-year-old resident of Long Beach, is facing eight counts of engaging in sex acts with a… read more

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Sacramento surgeon Dr. Ranganath Patak accused of sexual misconduct and gross negligence in Attorney General complaint

Sacramento-based colorectal surgeon Dr. Ranganath Pathak, licensed in California for nearly two decades, has been formally accused of sexual misconduct, gross negligence and other unprofessional conduct involving multiple patients, according to a recent filing by the state attorney general’s office. According to the Sacramento Bee, the written complaint, filed last week by Attorney General Rob… read more

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What Is the Difference Between Sexual Abuse and Sexual Assault?

Sexual abuse and sexual assault are two different types of sex crimes under California law. When prosecuted in the criminal court or claimed in the civil court, the nuances between these two terms are critical. Learning the difference between sexual abuse and sexual assault can help you better understand your case as a survivor of… read more

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Sexual Abuse in Relationships

When many people hear the phrase sexual abuse, they imagine physical altercations such as domestic violence. They may also imagine sexual assault or rape committed by strangers. You may not realize that you can experience the crime of sexual abuse within a relationship, committed by your partner, under the official definition of this offense. What… read more

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Gerardo Regalado, Former Perris High volleyball coach accused of sexually assaulting 2 students

Gerardo Regalado, a former varsity boys volleyball coach and math teacher at Perris High School who recently resigned was arrested on Thursday, Feb. 18, and accused of sexually assaulting two students. Regalado, 29, was taken into custody at the Riverside County sheriff’s station in Perris. He was being held in lieu of $1 million bail… read more

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Matthew Lin Johnson Former Oak Hills High School Assistant Principal Arrested for Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Matthew Lin Johnson age 42, has been arrested on allegations by a 10 year old girl  he sexually abused her. Johnson is a former Assistant Principal at Oak Hills High School. “Following an extensive investigation, CAC (Crimes Against Children) detectives discovered the crime occurred multiple times when the victim was seven and eight-years-old,” stated a… read more

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Fashion Mogul Peter Nygard Arrested And Accused Of Sex Trafficking Of Underage Girls in Federal Indictment

Billionaire businessman and fashion mogul Peter Nygard was arrested by Canadian police in Winnipeg. U.S. Federal authorities have alleged  that Nygard used his company to prey on girls and young women that they say he sexually assaulted and used to serve friends and business associates. Nygard was hit with a nine-count grand jury indictment that included… read more

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Warning Signs of Sexual Abuse in Teenagers

Sexual abuse is a rampant crime that affects millions of people around the world. As a parent, you may never think your teenager could be one of them. You may assume your teen would tell you, but only about 25% of sexual assault cases get reported to the police. It is often up to family… read more

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