What Is the Statute of Limitations for Sexual Assault in California?

Sexual assault is a serious crime that can have a wide range of ramifications on a victim. While nothing can truly make a victim whole again after being sexually assaulted or abused, filing a sexual assault civil claim in Los Angeles can provide justice, accountability and financial compensation for the victim’s losses. To have a… read more

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Riverside County school principal Greg Anderson arrested for allegedly failing to report abuse

The principal of a Riverside County high school has been arrested for allegedly failing to report incidents of inappropriate contact between a teacher and student, officials said Friday. Greg Anderson, 44, principal of Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Eastvale, was arrested for violations of mandatory reporting laws, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office. The… read more

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Former Anaheim elementary school teacher Richard O’Connor sentenced to prison for possessing child pornography

Former Anaheim elementary school teacher and high school wrestling coach Richard O’Connor was sentenced Monday to two years in federal prison for possessing child pornography. O’Connor formerly was employed as a fourth-grade teacher at Crescent Elementary School in Anaheim and volunteered as a boys’ wrestling coach at Canyon High School, also located in Anaheim. He… read more

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How to Recognize the Signs of Grooming  

Grooming refers to actions and behaviors taken by a person who aims to sexually abuse a child. It is a process of manipulating a potential victim and people close to the targeted child to gain a position of trust. Ultimately, this position is abused and exploited to commit crimes of sexual abuse. Recognizing the signs… read more

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Updated California Sexual Assault Laws 2023

Sexual assault is the crime of touching another person’s private parts without that person’s consent, either with or without the use of force. Sexual assault is a heinous offense that can have long-lasting physical, mental and emotional consequences for a survivor. In California, the sexual assault laws were recently changed to give victims of child… read more

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What You Need to Know About Title IX

Title IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex and gender in education programs and activities. Discrimination refers to treating someone adversely based on a protected class, such as sex, gender, gender expression, disability, age or religion. If you are a student in California, it is important to know how… read more

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Local Resources and Support for Sex Abuse Victims in Los Angeles

If you or a loved one suffered the trauma of a sex crime in Los Angeles, help is available. You can reach out and utilize resources that exist in Southern California to help survivors with the physical, mental and legal sides of a sexual assault crime. Below are some of the local resources and support… read more

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Former Marin schools superintendent Robert Patrick Raines convicted of misconduct with child

Robert Patrick Raines a former Marin County schools superintendent who used to administer the Shoreline Unified School District, could face a year in jail and a $5,000 fine for the crime of annoying or molesting a child. Marin County sheriff’s deputies arrested Raines in June 2021 on suspicion of committing a felony offense, but that… read more

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Newport Beach doctor William Thompson IV charged with sexually assaulting 9 male patients

Newport Beach infectious disease doctor William Thompson IV is facing criminal charges after authorities allege, he sexually assaulted nine male patients under the guise of medical examinations. Thompson, — a 56-year-old Huntington Beach resident who specializes in treating members of the LGBTQ community — has been charged with more than a dozen felony counts, including… read more

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Folsom middle school teacher’s aide Gary Jimenez Jr. arrested on sexual assault charges

Teacher’s aide Gary Jimenez Jr., who taught in Folsom has been arrested, and accused of multiple counts of child sex abuse. Jimenez Jr., 23, was taken into custody Friday. Police say he worked as a special education aide at Folsom Middle School, and that’s where the acts allegedly took place. On August 31, the Folsom… read more

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