Steve Jackson Rodriguez Sentenced To Life In Prison for Sexually Abusing Disabled Children at Inland Empire Group Home

 A Pomona man will serve life in prison after he was convicted of sexually abusing several severely disabled children under his care at a group home. Steve Jackson Rodriguez, 38, not only abused the children but filmed himself doing so, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. “From January 2016 to May 2020, Rodriguez produced… read more

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Ruben Franco, former counselor at Riverside County school, arrested on suspicion of sexual assault

Ruben Rico Franco ,a man who worked as a counselor at a Banning school, has been arrested nearly two years after a victim came forward with sexual assault allegations against him, police said Monday. Detectives began investigating Franco and eventually had enough evidence to arrest him. Back in February 2021, the came forward with allegations… read more

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San Jose music teacher Israel Santiago accused of sexually assaulting multiple students on campus

San Jose music teacher Israel Santiago of Morgan Hill has been arrested and accused of sexually assaulting multiple students while on campus. San Jose police said the assaults happened at the Adelante Dual Language Academy at 2999 Ridgemont Drive in East San Jose. The department’s child crimes unit began an investigation on November 7 following… read more

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Youth counselor Silvio Yoc-Aguilar arrested after sexual assaults at San Jose school

On November 28, 2022, The San José Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) /Child Exploitation Detail (CED) responded to a residence in San José to investigate a sexual assault of a minor. Detectives interviewed the victim and she disclosed inappropriate sexual contact with the adult suspect. These alleged incidents occurred in a classroom at… read more

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Investigation Finds 60 Junior ROTC Instructors Accused of Sexual Misconduct in Past Five Years

Sixty instructors in the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps have been accused of sexual misconduct against high school cadets in the last five years, according to a congressional report. Of those, allegations against 58 instructors were substantiated by local law enforcement or school officials, according to the report from the House Oversight Committee’s majority staff. The committee findings… read more

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OC Youth Ministry Director Sonny Boloico Faces 4 Sexual Assault Charges Against Teen

Sonny Angel Cabugao Boloico, 39, of Aliso Viejo, was arrested by the Orange Police Department on October 31, 2022, on suspicion of numerous sexual assault crimes against a teenage girl. Boloico was an Orange County children’s ministry director who also taught music and dance and worked as an after-school program leader. He has been charged… read more

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Dr. Zvi Levran Sexual Abuse Lawsuits

In October 2022, urologist Dr. Zvi Levran was charged with seven counts of criminal sexual conduct in Oakland County, Michigan. The charges came after a 19-year-old male hockey player reported that he was sexually assaulted by Dr. Levran during a medical examination in Levran’s basement office on October 18th. Dr. Levran, widely known as the… read more

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Edison Elementary School Substitute Teacher Joseph Frances Deluca arrested on child sexual abuse charges

Santa Ana Police arrested Joseph Frances Deluca, a 47-year-old resident of Irvine, for sexual assault of a minor. Deluca was working as a substitute teacher at Edison Elementary School when a 10-year-old female student alleged that Deluca had touched her inappropriately in the classroom the day before. School officers reported this incident to the Santa… read more

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What Is California’s Megan’s Law and How Does It Protect People?

Since 2004, sex offenders have been required to register with local law enforcement under California’s Megan’s Law. As a result, the public is able to view sex offender registries containing identifying information for those convicted of certain sex crimes. Before Megan’s Law, this information was only available by personally visiting police stations and sheriff offices… read more

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California Sex Crime Laws That Have Changed or Updated in 2022

Numerous new laws took effect in 2022, many of which are related to sex crimes.  Assembly Bill 453 California is the first state in the U.S. to pass legislation making stealthing illegal. Stealthing is the act of removing a condom without consent during intercourse. It is now considered an act of sexual battery if a… read more

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