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May
2019

(RNS) — Breaking with a long tradition of clerical privilege, California is edging toward requiring priests and other church employees to inform authorities if they learn of a case of child sex abuse during the sacrament of confession. On ...

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May
2019

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — A bill making its way through the California Legislature would make the state the first since 1999 to require priests to choose between violating the law or violating the seal of the confessional. At issue is the serious ...

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Feb
2019

California teachers accused of abusing students or sexually harassing colleagues may remain in classrooms for years, thanks to a cumbersome process handled by the state’s Commission on Teacher Credentialing. » Please click here to read the ...

3
Oct
2018

A clergy-abuse survivor is putting his state on notice, suing all of California’s 12 Catholic bishops and naming more than two dozen accused sexual-predator priests in an effort to compel church officials to be more transparent. » Please ...

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Nov
2015

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In an underground industry largely run by gangs, more than 8,000 underage victims a year fall prey to sex traffickers in San Diego County, drawing in an estimated $810 million in annual revenue for pimps and what researchers call sex trafficking ...

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Oct
2015

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A teen and his mother are seeking more than $25,000 in damages based on allegations in a lawsuit filed last week that a San Ramon school district and an Alamo church failed to deter child molestation by reporting it to police. The lawsuit, filed ...

22
Oct
2015

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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Oct. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Attorneys representing child abuse victims of the Roman Catholic Church and the Los Angeles Unified School District reacted with outrage to an attempt by Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez ...

21
Oct
2015

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Sheriff to staff: Stop arresting children on prostitution charges, stop saying ‘child prostitute’ Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell announced Wednesday that his department will immediately stop arresting children on ...

12
Oct
2015

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Convicted by a Napa County jury of 51 counts of child sexual abuse, a 37-year-old Napa man was sentenced to what amounts to a life sentence in state prison. Superior Court Judge Francisca Tisher last week sentenced Joseph Angel Ortiz, a former ...

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Sep
2015

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EL CAJON, Calif. – A doctor who sexually assaulted female patients and took explicit photographs of them with his cellphone at an El Cajon clinic for low-income patients was sentenced Friday to one year of house arrest and five years ...

25
Sep
2015

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EL CAJON, Calif. – A doctor who sexually assaulted female patients and took explicit photographs of them with his cellphone at an El Cajon clinic for low-income patients was sentenced Friday to one year of house arrest and five years ...

27
Aug
2015

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) – A Solana Beach man was arrested at a San Bernardino library for allegedly trying to pay a 15-year-old boy for sexual acts, and may have struck in San Diego as well. Authorities said 40-year-old Sean O’Farrell of ...

30
Jun
2015

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Attorneys concluded their arguments Tuesday in the case of a Costa Mesa Sunday school volunteer accused of sexually abusing a half-dozen boys and trying to lure another. » Please click here to read the full article….

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Mar
2015

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A 54-year-old Corona man was in custody Tuesday on suspicion of child molestation after several men contacted police last week and alleged that he had molested them as children, police reported. » Please click here to read the full article….

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Mar
2015

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The Carpinteria Community Church routinely ignored and covered up reports of sexual abuse committed by one of its youth ministers, a lawsuit filed Tuesday claims. » Please click here to read the full article….

21
Nov
2014

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Los Angeles Unified agreed to pay out $139.2 million to settle 85 remaining lawsuits in the Miramonte Elementary School sex abuse scandal, just days before opening arguments in the civil case were set to start. » Please click here to read the ...

22
Sep
2014

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A former elementary school teacher was arrested at his San Diego home, accused of eight counts of child molestation covering a decade. Robert Noel Anderson, 58, taught fourth and sixth grades at Dehesa Elementary School according to officials at ...

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Jul
2014

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ALHAMBRA >> An Alhambra Unified School District teacher who is on compulsory leave was convicted Tuesday of molesting four special education girls at Repetto Elementary School. Jose Jesus Mosqueda, 44, plead guilty to four felony counts: three ...

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Sep
2013

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Despite a 2006 Mt. Diablo school district internal report finding “potential child abuse” at the hands of Woodside Elementary teacher Joseph Martin, administrators failed to contact police and allowed him to continue teaching until ...

27
Aug
2013

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Prosecutors added 16 more sexual abuse charges against a former Concord elementary school teacher Tuesday, raising his total to 125 counts involving 13 former students. Joseph Martin, the former Woodside Elementary School teacher, also had his ...