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Sylvandale Middle School aide Junior Bitao facing sexual abuse charges

Sylvandale Middle School Junior Labsan Bitao

Junior Labsan Bitao, a teacher’s aide at the San Jose Sylvandale Middle School, is facing sexual abuse charges following his arrest for the alleged sexual molestation of two boys. San Jose Police identify the two students as 13 and 15 years of age. The SJPD report states that Bitao was arrested for “touching a person…

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Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Filed Against San Jose Unified School District

Lawsuit states that it took two complaints by Willow Glen Middle School parents for the school to finally act against teacher Clifford Pappadakis. The San Jose Unified School District is facing a sexual abuse lawsuit filed on behalf of two former Willow Glen Middle School girls, victims of photographs taken by former Physical Education teacher…

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Stockton Swim Club sued following coach’s arrest for sex abuse

shunichi fujishima

The January 2019 arrest of Stockton Swim Club Coach Shunichi Fujishima has exposed yet another youth athletic organization that ignored its duty to protect the children in its care. Fujishima, 23, faces criminal charges that he had unlawful sexual intercourse with a 12-year-old girl he was coaching at the Stockton Swim Club. The club is…

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Bay Area Track Coach Chioke Robinson Arrested for Sex Crimes

Coach Chioke Robinson

Another San Francisco Bay Area Track Coach is facing sexual abuse charges following his arrest. Chioke Robinson, San Francisco State Women’s Track and Field coach, was arrested by San Jose Police on several counts of child sexual abuse. Robinson coached at both Piedmont Hills and Los Gatos High Schools before coaching at San Francisco State. Earlier this month, former Valley Christian High School coach Greg Marshall was also arrested for sexual abuse crimes.

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Stockton Swim Club Coach Arrested for Sex Crimes

shunichi fujishima

Stockton Swim Club coach Shunichi Fujishima, also known as Coach Shun, is facing child sexual abuse charges following his arrest for sexual penetration with force with a child under 14 years old, sending harmful material to a minor, oral copulation, and two counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a child.  Meanwhile, “investigators are looking…

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Greenfield Teacher Jerry Mares Arrested

UPDATE – NEED YOUR HELP The law firm of Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard is investigating the background of Vista Verde Middle School teacher Jerry Mares. If you have any information about his behavior at school towards students prior to his arrest or knowledge of complaints or any other information that can be of help, please…

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USA Diving Olympic Hopeful Files Sex Abuse Lawsuit Against USA Diving & USOC

A group of nationally prominent sex abuse attorneys and law firms, including the sexual abuse legal team at Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard, have filed a sexual abuse lawsuit against USA Diving and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) on behalf of an Olympic diving hopeful. The class-action lawsuit alleges the sexual abuse of former diver…

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Protecting Teachers Accused of Educator Sexual Misconduct

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How teachers can avoid termination when accused of sexual misconduct A loophole in the law allows educators to clear their disciplinary record and start new every four years. This loophole enables some educators to avoid termination for sexual misconduct by merely making sure that the misconduct occurs at least four years apart. The Roseville Joint…

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Sexual Assault Charges Filed Against Fantasia Performance and Art Center’s Raymond Chen

Raymond Juichung Chen of the Fantasia Performance and Art Center in Milpitas may have sexually assaulted numerous girls of the aftercare program. Attorney Lauren Cerri and the child sex abuse team at Corsiglia McMahon & Allard is representing one of the Fantasia Performance and Art Center victims. Former San Jose police sex crimes detective Mike Leininger, now working for Corsiglia McMahon & Allard, is interviewing witnesses or the parents of possible victims. If you have information or are the parent of a victim, please call our law firm at 408-289-1417.

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“Passing the Trash” Allows Predators to Sexually Abuse Students

What is “passing the trash” It’s called “passing the trash.” What this colorful phrase means, is that teachers who may have had sexual abuse allegations lodged against them are allowed to resign quietly. By quietly leaving, the teacher is allowed to transfer to another school district with a clean record. Most times, nothing about the…

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Orange County Water Polo Coach Bahram Hojreh Facing Sexual Abuse Charges

Coach Bahram Hojreh

Alleged Sexual Abuse Victims Trained at the Los Alamitos International Water Polo Club Los Alamitos International Water Polo Club coach Bahram Hojreh is facing nearly two-dozen felony and misdemeanor sexual abuse charges. Coach Bahram Hojreh is facing charges of molesting at least seven young girls. The victims were underage female water polo players, and the…

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USA Swimming Sex Abuse Scandal

Coaching Sex Abuse

An explosive report from the Orange County Register claims that a culture inside USA Swimming allowed the sexual abuse of 600 young swimmers by more than 250 coaches. Investigative reporter Scott Reid, longtime reporter of Olympic sports and one of the first to document sexual abuse inside USA Gymnastics, reports that “USA Swimming board members…

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Walnut Creek Intermediate School Teacher Michael Bartel Charged with Sex Abuse

Michael Bartel Sex Abuse

Investigation Continues into Michael Bartel’s Alleged Sex Abuse Crimes Walnut Creek Intermediate School science teacher Michael Bartel is charged with multiple counts of sexually assaulting two young children and arranging to met a child for sex. He is in custody on $16 million bail. Michael Bartel was arrested by Martinez police after they learned that…

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Create a Neighborhood Safety Map for Halloween

Halloween Safety Tips

When you send or take your kids out trick-or-treating tonight, create a safety map of your neighborhood by identifying which homes or apartments have registered sex offenders. There are two useful websites that every parent should appreciate along with a free mobile app that should you download. Learn more and keep your kids safe on Halloween!

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Confidential Child Sex Abuse Agreements Illegal in California

Harvey Weinstein. James Toback. Bill Cosby. These high profile individuals best exemplify the reason why confidential settlements in sexual misconduct cases work against the victim. As a result, money silences the victim creating a situation where the greater community is unaware of an individual’s sexual misconduct. In childhood sexual abuse cases, the anonymity of a…

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Changing the Statute of Limitations to Benefit Sex Abuse Victims

The statute of limitations for childhood sexual abuse defines the amount of time that a victim can file a lawsuit against a school, daycare center, church, camp, or an organization that fails to protect you. It also establishes the amount of time that you have to bring criminal charges against the person who abused you.…

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