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Limited Success Removing the Secrecy Surrounding Sexual Harassment Claims in California

October 29, 2018

Advocates for the rights of victims of sexual harassment have battled against practices that restrict public disclosure of misconduct by…

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What Does a Lawyer Look for During a Sexual Harassment Consultation?

October 15, 2018

State and federal laws protecting individuals against inappropriate, gender-related conduct at their places of employment cannot be effective unless the…

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Failing to Report Sexual Assault Does Not Mean It Did Not Happen

October 10, 2018

The recent Senate hearings that ended with the confirmation of the newest member of the Supreme Court focused national attention…

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Compensating the Victims of Sexual Violence

September 25, 2018

A sexual assault occurs in this country every 98 seconds with 60,000 children and more than 321,000 individuals 12 years…

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California Legislature Seeks to Strengthen Laws Against Workplace Sexual Harassment

September 24, 2018

Media attention given to sexual harassment allegations by women in the entertainment industry cast a spotlight on a problem that…

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Hearings on Nominee to US Supreme Court Take up Sexual Assault Issue

September 18, 2018

It appeared as though the only thing left for a Senate panel to do was vote on the nominee for…

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Steps to Take If You Are a Victim of Workplace Sexual Harassment

August 28, 2018

The prevalence of stories in the media about sexual harassment in the workplace is an indication of the magnitude of…

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Screening Coaches to Prevent Sexual Abuse in Youth Sports Organizations

August 24, 2018

The prosecution and conviction of the team doctor for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University on charges of sexually assaulting…

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Men Who Are Victims of Sexual Harassment Have Rights, but Not Enough of Them Come Forward

August 15, 2018

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reports it received 6,696 complaints last year of sexual harassment in the workplace, which…

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Warning Signs Your Child Might Be the Victim of Sexual Abuse

July 26, 2018

The poor rate of reporting of sexual assaults by adult victims, only one out of three assaults are reported according…

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New California Law Protects Victims and Witnesses in Sexual Harassment Cases

July 23, 2018

While it might appear from media reports that the floodgates have opened and workers subjected to sexual harassment are coming…

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The Overlooked Victims of Sexual Abuse

July 17, 2018

The efforts made to identify and support victims of sexual abuse have resulted in shocking revelations, such as the results…

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Sexual Abuse of Children Often Stems from Position of Trust

June 28, 2018

One of the most heart-wrenching aspects of sexual abuse cases against children is the fact that the perpetrator is very…

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Study Sheds Light on Institutional Sexual Harassment

June 21, 2018

A new study from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is making waves by suggesting the causes of…

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Sexual Misconduct: Trouble in the Courts

June 19, 2018

It is no secret, thanks to the #MeToo movement and other public opportunities afforded victims of sexual misconduct and sexual…

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Lawyer Thomas Cifarelli Files Lawsuit Against USC and George Tyndall, M.D. in the Sexual Abuse of Patients Matter

June 14, 2018

USC knew for years that Tyndall was accused of inappropriate behavior with female patients, yet they allowed him to continue…

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The Sexual Assaults the Public Does Not Hear About

May 30, 2018

The surrender of Harvey Weinstein to authorities in New York City following the filing of sexual assault and rape charges…

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Jury Awards Record $1 Billion Award in Civil Lawsuit Following Rape of Georgia Teen

May 25, 2018

There is no amount of money to compensate for the horrors of violent sexual assault; this is undeniable. But in…

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Workplace Misconduct Victims Look to Legislators After Supreme Court Ruling

May 24, 2018

Victims of sexual misconduct at their places of employment who wished to band together to sue their employers have been…

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USC knew for years that its staff physician was accused of bad behavior with women, yet the university allowed him to continue treating students.

May 16, 2018

As reported by the LA Times it appears that USC knew for years that its staff physician, Dr. George Tyndall,…

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Cosby Verdict Does Not Mean Sexual Misconduct Laws Do Not Need to Change

April 30, 2018

The recent conviction of Bill Cosby on sexual assault charges is being heralded as evidence of a change in how…

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Nominee to Head VA Subject of Hostile Work Environment Allegations

April 26, 2018

Recent news headlines about the drama surrounding a Senate committee’s investigation into the fitness of the president’s personal physician to…

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One Family’s Saga of Child Abuse Ends in a Plunge from a California Cliff

April 20, 2018

Law enforcement investigators continue piecing together details about the lives of Jennifer and Sarah Hart as they try to determine…

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Challenges Associated with Sexual Harassment Claims Against Municipalities

March 30, 2018

The recent claims by a second employee of Lynwood about being sexually harassed by a member of the city council…

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AP Investigation Reveals US Military Overlooks Sex Abuse Among Kids

March 26, 2018

One of the most tragic aspects of many stories involving the sexual abuse of children is the length of time…

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Sexual Assault Charge Is Latest Black Eye for Religious Organizations

March 23, 2018

A pastor with connections to Seventh Day Adventist churches in Upland and Orange Counties has been charged by the San…

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New Bills on the Horizon to Address Child Sexual Abuse Laws

March 5, 2018

Child sexual abuse is a serious offense that has long-lasting, damaging effects on the survivors which is why it needs…

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Will Sexual Abuse Allegations Sink USA Swimming?

February 22, 2018

On the heels of the gut-wrenching headlines involving the sexual abuse of hundreds of young female gymnasts by Larry Nassar…

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Protecting the Rights of Coaches and Officials Puts Our Young Athletes at Risk: It’s Time for a Change

February 14, 2018

The judge presiding over the sentencing hearing of Larry Nassar, convicted of abusing hundreds of young athletes in his role…

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Opening the Courts to Victims of Sexual Abuse: Remove the Statute of Limitations

February 8, 2018

Statutes of limitations have never been intended as a means of preventing victims of sexual abuse from seeing their abusers…

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How to Seek Representation for a Child Abuse Case

February 7, 2018

No parent wants their child to go through the horror of abuse but while many people think their children are…

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Aly Raisman Deserves a Perfect Score for Confronting Her Abuser

February 2, 2018

Rarely does the public get to see a victim of sexual abuse directly confront her abuser, let alone face him…

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Public Outcry over Sentence in Sexual Abuse Case Could Cost Judge His Job

February 1, 2018

A recent post touched upon the reluctance of many victims of sexual abuse to report the incidents or take their…

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Will the #MeToo Movement Break the Stigma Surrounding Sexual Abuse

January 30, 2018

The recent wave of celebrities sharing their experiences with sexual abuse in Hollywood has sparked a global phenomenon. Symptomatic of…

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State Legislators Looking for Ways to Aid Sexual Harassment Victims

January 15, 2018

This past year saw an unprecedented turn of events throughout all sectors of American society as the victims of sexual…

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Former SoCal Priest Accused of More Sexual Assaults

November 21, 2017

A former priest in Southern California who was previously named in a 2015 child sexual abuse lawsuit has allegedly molested at…

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Walnut Creek Science Teacher Charged with Sexual Assault

November 15, 2017

A Walnut Creek science teacher has been charged with multiple counts of sexual assault of two young children, arranging to…

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Former LA Police Officer Accused of Sexually Assaulting Youth Cadet

November 10, 2017

The consequences of a lack of supervision of LAPD cadets lead to the revelation that a 15-year-old girl was sexually…

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Bullard High School Teacher Arrested for Sexual Assault

October 25, 2017

A Bullard High School teacher was arrested by Clovis police on suspicion of “on-going sexual assaults.” Donald Mayhew, 58, a…

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Torrance Teen Sues Wrestling Coach for Sexual Abuse

October 17, 2017

A North High School teen who was sexually abused by a former assistant wrestling coach in Torrance has sued the…

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Santa Clara County Probation Department Counselor Arrested on Sexual Assault Charges

October 13, 2017

A former Santa Clara County Probation Department counselor was arrested last month on suspicion of sexual misconduct with two minors…

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Los Angeles Area Private School Teacher Arrested

September 28, 2017

The Los Angeles Police Department recently announced that a teacher at the elite Brentwood School was arrested on suspicion of…

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Palo Alto Music Teacher Arrested for Suspicion of Sexual Abuse

September 20, 2017

A San Francisco music teacher working at a Palo Alto music school was arrested this summer on suspicion of committing…

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Menlo Park Pastor Accused of Sexually Molesting Children

September 8, 2017

A Menlo Park church pastor was arrested on suspicion of six counts of sexual assault, including sexual acts involving children.…

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Update on Northern California Coroner Charged with Sexually Abusing Young Girl

August 24, 2017

Darrell Harris, the Marin County coroner’s investigator charged with child molestation has been given a date of October 2nd for…

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‘This Is Not Hazing. This Is Rape’: Inside a Texas Town’s Football Nightmare

August 23, 2017

Source: The Daily Beast By Olivia Messer LA VERNIA, Texas—When Jennifer’s* son made varsity—as a freshman, no less—it should have…

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Riverside Guitar Instructor Accused of Committing Lewd Act on Child

August 14, 2017

Twenty-seven-year-old Nathaniel Elizar Hernandez was arrested at his home in Moreno Valley last week on felony charges of committing lewd…

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Taekwondo Students Get $60M Verdict for Instructor’s Sexual Abuse

August 9, 2017

A Los Angeles Superior Court awarded $20 million to each of the three women who sued their former taekwondo instructor…

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New California Law Now Limits Where Violent Sex Offenders’ Reside

July 24, 2017

Governor Jerry Brown recently signed a new legislation that creates more restrictions for violent sex offenders released under a court’s…

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California Child Victims Protection Bill Ready for Governor’s Signature

July 13, 2017

Proposed state legislation aims to help provide mental health services for young victims of sexual abuse in California. According to…

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Update on North Cal Brain Surgeon Charged with Sexually Abusing Children: Bail Set

July 10, 2017

The brain surgeon who’s been charged with sexually abusing children wanted to impregnate women to create more victims and had…

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Learning Center Owner Charged with Child Molestation

June 21, 2017

Here is another story of a person using his authority over a California child to gain her trust and sexually…

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Counselor at Residential Treatment Center Arrested on Sexual Abuse Charges

June 16, 2017

As we have seen in many cases throughout California, another individual in a position of authority has allegedly used that…

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Richmond Boy Scout Leader Accused of Sexually Abusing Children

June 9, 2017

Here is another story of a person using his authority over children to gain their trust and sexually assault them,…

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North Cal Brain Surgeon and Nurse Arrested on Multiple Charges of Child Sexual Abuse

May 19, 2017

In what Watsonville, CA police described as “a serious sexual assault case which crossed state lines,” a 57-year-old Santa Cruz…

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Northern California Coroner Charged with Sexually Abusing a Young Girl

May 15, 2017

Marin County residents were shocked to hear the news that their Northern California county coroner was arrested and charged with…

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Garden Grove Bus Driver Charged with Abuse of Special Needs Passengers

May 9, 2017

Occasionally we hear of some people in positions of authority who use their power to prey on the weak and…

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Woman Sues for Damages from Parole Officer’s Sexual Violence

April 25, 2017

A Los Angeles area mother of three has lived with many years of sexual violence—not from a boyfriend, a husband,…

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Claremont Student Sues for Sexual Abuse by School Cafeteria Worker

April 19, 2017

A former student of the Claremont Unified School District has brought a lawsuit against the District and a female former…

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City of Santa Monica Participates in Dedication of April for Awareness and Prevention of Sexual Assault

April 7, 2017

Law enforcement says that sexual assault is a crime that’s declining dramatically; however, it’s also widely under-reported. This frequently leaves…

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California School District Settles Suit for Sexual Molestation by Teacher

March 31, 2017

A multi-million-dollar settlement was recently reached between a Silicon Valley California school district and the families of three schoolgirls who…

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University of California Releases Records of Complaints of Sexual Assault and Violence on Its Campuses

March 9, 2017

The University of California has released over 100 records that describe the final reports of complaints of sexual harassment, assault,…

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California Appellate Court: Soccer Coach’s Sexual Abuse Trial Can Go Forward

March 8, 2017

An appeals court in California has reinstated a lawsuit filed against two youth soccer organizations by the parents of a…

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Riverside High School Teacher Arrested

March 1, 2017

A Riverside high school teacher was arrested last week after authorities discovered that she was having a months-long inappropriate relationship…

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La Habra Teacher under Investigation for Sexually Abuse of Students

February 24, 2017

A former Chicago teacher is currently under police investigation in both California and Illinois after allegations arose that he sexually…

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Sunnyvale Tennis Instructor Accused of Unlawful Sexual Contact

February 8, 2017

A 61-year-old tennis instructor has been accused of having unlawful sexual contact with two underage sisters, according to city officials…

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Wrongful Death Of A Child

January 31, 2017

The unexpected loss of a loved one is never easy. The loss of a child, however, is especially difficult. The…

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Veteran Police Officer Charged with Child Sexual Assault

January 27, 2017

A highly-decorated law enforcement officer in Northern California is facing the prospect of life in prison after allegations were raised…

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New California Law to Protect Child Victims of Sexual Abuse

January 16, 2017

A new state law went into effect January 1st that is designed to protect children who are victims of sexual…

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School System Child Abuse

January 12, 2017

Your child’s safety should be of highest priority to the school system you trust to provide him or her with…

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Child Abuse in Youth Sports

January 9, 2017

High-profile cases of coaches abusing children across the United States have brought the prevalence of institutionalized abuse to light. At…

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Rape and Sexual Assault Victims Find Help from Cal State – Northridge’s Project D.A.T.E

December 28, 2016

Frequently, rape and sexual assault victims think that they are somehow responsible for provoking their perpetrators—whether by the clothing they…

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Former Pro Football Player Hears Victim Impact Statements at Sentencing

December 20, 2016

Former NFL safety Darren Sharper made a court appearance recently to hear from some of the more than half a…

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California Governor Brown Signs Bill to End Statute of Limitations on Rape Cases

December 16, 2016

The State of California has removed the statute of limitations—or time limit—for rape cases after Governor Jerry Brown recently signed…

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Kesha Says That Sexual Assault Victims Need to Voice Their Claims

November 26, 2016

The pop singer Kesha recently talked about the effects of her alleged sexual assault in a profile with The New…

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Anonymous Woman Prompts New Rape Law in California

November 26, 2016

Months after her letter to Stanford varsity swimmer Brock Turner went viral with millions of views and social media shares—including…

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Richmond Teacher Stands Trial for Student Molestation

November 24, 2016

Former charter school teacher Ron Guinto is alleged to have molested young boys in tents, motel rooms, dormitories—even in his…

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Study Finds Child Molestation More Prevalent in Disadvantaged Communities

November 30, 2015

A common perception when it comes to child abuse is that step children are more susceptible to being abused by…

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Anaheim Union High School District Could Have Prevented Molestation

October 5, 2015

LAWYER THOMAS CIFARELLI FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST ANAHEIM UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT AND FORMER JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER DAVID MICHAEL BRUCE…

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Miramonte School Abuse Case Still Shaking So-Cal

September 21, 2015

It has been a long and arduous journey for the parents and the children who were victims of child abuse…

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