O.C. Youth Basketball Coach Suspected of Sexual Abuse of Minors

A former Orange County youth basketball coach was recently arrested over allegations that he had unlawful sex with minors a decade ago. The coach, Carlos Juarez, 44, of Costa Mesa, was taken into custody by law enforcement outside his home in the 1300 block of Adams Avenue. Four victims reported sexual incidents involving Juarez to… read more

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Former Saddleback College Counselor Accused of Soliciting Sex from Students

Financial aid counselor Javier Alberto Williams of Saddleback College is accused of soliciting sex from students and extorting a student into sending him naked pictures. He is now facing criminal charges after he pleaded not guilty in April to a felony count of extortion, four misdemeanor counts of engaging and agreeing to engage in prostitution,… read more

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New Bill Requires Athletic Organizations to Report Sexual Abuse

On March 3rd, a group of U.S. senators introduced legislation designed to protect amateur athletes by requiring coaches and trainers to report any suspected sexual abuse. In light of the recent allegations surrounding the USA Gymnastics, USA Swimming, and USA Taekwondo organizations and the unreported abuse their athletes endured, legislatures decided to take action. The… read more

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Temecula Valley Doctor Facing 31 Counts of Sexual Assault

In a disturbing piece of recent news, a Temecula Valley doctor is currently facing 31 felony and misdemeanor counts of sexually abusing patients and is now being held in lieu of a $3 million bail. Jury deliberations are already underway. John Francis McGuire, 45, of Escondido, has been accused of groping and sexually assaulting numerous… read more

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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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Former OC Teacher Convicted of Child Exploitation Visited Philippines for Sex

A former Orange County teacher has been convicted of child exploitation after prosecutors said he traveled to the Philippines to have sex with young girls and videotaped the encounters. For more information and the whole story, go to: https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Former-SoCal-Teacher-Convicted-Exploitation-Visited-Philippines-Sex-401931146.html

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‘Rehab mogul’ accused of sexually assaulting patients and ‘elaborate’ fraud

The founder of 19 sober-living facilities in Southern California and Colorado was arrested Thursday on suspicion of sexually assaulting more than a dozen female patients as well as defrauding insurers in an elaborate $176-million scheme, authorities said. For more information and the whole story, go to: https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-chris-bathum-sexual-assault-arrest-20161110-story.html

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University High School Boys Water Polo Coach Arrested on Suspicion of Sex With Student

Coleman Pickell, a walk-on boys water polo coach at University High School in Irvine, California, has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a minor female student. At this stage, Irvine Police have released few details, however it is known that Pickell is 23 years old. For more information and the whole story, go to:… read more

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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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