Report Finds Numerous Instances of Sexual Abuse in California Developmental Centers

A new report released by the California Legislative Analyst’s Office finds that sexual abuse and molestation has become a severe problem within the state agency charged with caring for those individuals with developmental disabilities and special needs. Through the course of an 18 month investigation, investigators found 36 cases of alleged rape and molestation. The… read more

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Lawsuit Filed Against Sacramento City Unified School District

A lawsuit has been filed against Sacramento City Unified School District, by a teenage boy and his mother. The suit stems from the recent arrest and conviction of Preston Howard Lewis, who was sentenced in October to 18 years in state prison after pleading no contest to three felonies and a misdemeanor for molesting a… read more

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Child Molester Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison

Peter Ruiz, a thirty-three year old male living in Riverside, California, has been sentenced to twenty five years in prison after molesting at least three children, photographing the abuse, and trading those images over the Internet with other pedophiles. Mr. Ruiz had pled guilty to the charges after an FBI investigation resulted in the discovery… read more

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Archdiocese of Los Angeles Settles Case For 10 Million Dollars

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has settled four clergy sex abuse cases brought by individuals who were molested by one of the Diocese’s most notorious pedophile priests, Father Michael Baker. The settlement comes just after the Archdiocese of Los Angeles released thousands of documents relating to sexual abuse within the Church. Some of those documents… read more

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Lawsuit Against Lodi Unified Ends With $4.75 Million Settlement

Following nearly four weeks of trial, a settlement has been reached between Lodi Unified School District and the eight year old plaintiff who had been sexually molested by her school bus driver. The announcement of a settlement comes after the jury had unanimously found that the school district was 90% responsible for plaintiff’s abuse. The… read more

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Lawsuit Against Lodi Unified School District Set For Trial

Attorneys are preparing for trial in Lodi, California, in the case filed on behalf of an eight-year-old special needs student who was molested by her school bus driver in 2010. The lawsuit names the Lodi Unified School District as a defendant, alleging that the School District was negligent in it’s hiring of school bus driver… read more

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Another Los Angeles Unified School District Teacher Arrested Amid Sexual Abuse Allegations

Robert Pimental, a recently retired Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) teacher who currently resides in Newport Beach, California, has been arrested and charged by prosecutors with eight counts of continuous sexual abuse and seven counts of lewd acts on a child. Pimental, who is 57 years old, is suspected of having molested at least… read more

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Former LAUSD Teacher Arrested for Sexual Abuse at George De La Torre Jr. Elementary School

Former LAUSD teacher Robert Pimental has been arrested by the LAPD for allegedly molesting and abusing 20 children. The teacher left his position as a fourth-grade teacher in March 2012, soon after the investigation began. Pimental has worked for the LA Unified School District since 1974, though the George De La Torre Jr. Elementary School… read more

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Archdiocese of Los Angeles Releases Files Documenting Attempts to Cover up Sexual Molestation of Children

The Los Angeles Times has reported what many had suspected for years: Roger Mahony and his key aides actively concealed abuse to avoid detection by the police and the victims of pedophile priests. This dramatic new evidence comes in the form of hundreds of documents released this week, which includes documents composed by Cardinal Mahony… read more

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Criminal Case Languishes, While Civil Suits Move Forward in Miramonte Scandal

One year after the nation was shocked by horrifying allegations of sexual molestation out of Miramonte Elementary School in Los Angeles, the criminal case against Mark Berndt continues to languish, while the many civil actions against the Los Angeles Unified School District press forward. In the aftermath of the molestation allegations, the LAUSD is facing… read more

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