Cedars-Sinai Nursing Assistant Suspected of Sexually Assaulting Patients

The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating a former nursing assistant on suspicion of sexually assaulting, and in some instances raping, women who were sedated after surgery. The nursing assistant, Guillermo Fernando Diaz, was fired from Cedars in July of 2013. Since opening the investigation, women have come forward to report their experiences of abuse…. read more

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Third Grade Student in Riverside Accused of Sexually Assaulting Classmate, 2 Teachers Placed on Leave

A third grade boy has been accused of sexually assaulting a classmate at a Riverside Elementary School. Officials report that the unidentified boy assaulted his male classmate five to seven times over the course of months. The allegations came to light when other students reported the abuse to an after-school staff member. Because the abuse… read more

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Pool Cleaner Charged with Molesting Boys, Possessing Child Pornography

Christopher McKenzie, a 50-year-old pool cleaner originally charged in 2012 with molesting two children, now faces child pornography charges after a search of his computer. McKenzie was already suspected of molesting seven boys over more than a decade, but now faces this additional charge. That brings the total number of felony charges against McKenzie to… read more

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Eighth Grade Teacher Arrested After Having Sex With Two Students

An eighth-grade math teacher at Nicolas Junior High School has been arrested for, and reportedly admitted to, having sex with two of her male students. The teacher, Melissa Lindgren, was arrested on six counts including child molestation and disseminating harmful material to a minor. Lindgren had been working at Nicolas Junior High School, which is… read more

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Woman Has Sex With Her Son’s 12 Year Old Friend, Pleads Guilty

A 45-year-old woman has been sentenced to six years in prison and a lifetime of sex offender registration after pleading guilty to having sex with the 12-year-old friend of her son. Patricia Ann Serrano met the child through his friendship with her son. The two eventually had sex twice in October of 2011. Serrano also… read more

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With Bankruptcy Filing, Diocese of Stockton Joins Ranks of Other Bankrupt Dioceses

On Wednesday, January 15, 2014, the Diocese of Stockton became the 10th Diocese in the nation to file for bankruptcy protection in the face of mounting liability stemming from childhood sexual abuse allegations. The move comes on the heels of the indictment of one of the Diocese’s priests for child molestation. The Diocese estimates that… read more

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Father Kelly Facing 14 Years in Prision Following Grand Jury Indictment

Father Michael Kelly, a long time priest of the Diocese of Stockton, has been indicted by a grand jury on three counts of lewd and lascivious conduct on a child and one count of oral copulation. Kelly, who has not been defrocked, faces up to 14 years in prison. The District Attorney’s Office will seek… read more

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Golf Coach Arrested on Suspicion of Molesting Young Golfers

A popular golf coach has been arrested on suspicion of molesting mulitple young male golfers in his care. The victims range in age from 12 to 17. The golf coach, thirty-one year old Michael Nisbet, was charged with 65 felonies, including lewd acts with a child, and oral copulation of a child. Nisbet has reportedly… read more

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Administrator at the Army Navy Academy Fired From Job for Fondling Boys Prior to Joining the Academy

Prior to joining the Army Navy Academy as a senior administrator, praised by the President of the Academy as “the finest employee at our school,” Jeffrey Barton was fired from a boys’ boarding school in Tennessee after allegedly fondling one of the eighth-graders.

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Army Navy Academy Hires Ex-Prosecutor To Critique its Handling of Molestation Allegations

Following allegations and an arrest of a senior administrator at the Army Navy Academy in Carlsbad, California, the Academy has hired a former New York sex-crime prosecutor to critique its hiring practices and how it responded, or failed to respond, to persistent rumors about the perpetrator’s creepy proclivities. Jeffrey Barton, who is 55, was arrested… read more

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