An internal investigation has revealed decades of sexual abuse at Presentation High School and a cover-up by top school administrators. Read how change happens when people speak up, get involved, and are committed to justice.

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Sexual abuse victims, through their attorney Robert Allard, have issued an Open Letter demanding that USA Swimming CEO Tim Hinchey immediately purge the organization of individuals who have either sexually abused or enabled the abuse of minor swimmers.

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‘Students were sexually abused because Tamalpais High School officials ignored red flags’ – attorney Mark Boskovich School district knew Normandie Burgos was a sexual predator but allowed him to continue teaching and coaching. Normandie Burgos is a disgraced tennis coach who was convicted of 60 counts of sexual abuse in 2019 and is now serving…

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Ariana Kukors Smith Settlement

Attorney Robert Allard and his legal team represented Olympian Ariana Kukors Smith in her sexual abuse lawsuit against USA Swimming. Mr. Allard negotiated a lawsuit settlement. The following press release was issued: Ariana Kukors Smith and USA Swimming announce settlement of sexual abuse lawsuit SAN JOSE, CA – March 11, 2020 — The sexual abuse…

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USTA Burgos

David W. Chen from the New York Times takes a look at the US Tennis Association and its failure to protect young athletes from a serial sexual predator. Read the USTA Burgos story in full. Here is a summary: According to the New York Times, with growing cases of sexual misconduct between sports coaches and…

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Burgos Tennis Foundation

Civil lawsuit filed on victim’s behalf by Robert Allard of Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard When “W.S.” met Coach Normandie Burgos he was just seven years old, a young boy who was good at tennis and wanted to get better. There’s no disputing that Burgos wanted W.S. to become a great tennis player – he repeatedly…

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Santa Clarita Coach Jay Anderson Helpline

USA Swimming and Canyons Aquatic Club ignored repeated complaints involving alleged predator coach Jay Anderson Former Canyons Aquatic Club head coach David Kuck has filed a whistleblower lawsuit against Canyons Aquatic Club, a USA Swimming club. The lawsuit alleges that Kuck was fired after he notified officials from Canyons Aquatic Club, as well as USA…

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Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard Sexual Abuse Attorneys

For decades, powerful institutions have used legal loopholes to evade accountability by blocking sexual abuse victims from filing lawsuits for justice. But Assembly Bill 218 (AB 218) is now the law. It changes everything for thousands of victims who were previously sexually abused or assaulted by teachers, coaches, counselors, janitors, childcare workers, clergy, or bus…

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Gary Bettencourt, former Pacheco High School drama and English teacher, was sentenced to eight years and four months in prison for sexually abusing two former students more than 10 years ago and, more recently, to having sexually abused another student in 2015. Because of the law, the victims from more than 10 years ago (2005-2006)…

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John Fickas

John Fickas is charged with assaulting two victims, but according to law enforcement, there may be many more possible victims. Fickas served as a volunteer coach at North Salinas High School and Alvarez High School. He was also a former school board member and provided consulting services to many Salinas-area politicians.

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Westmoor High School Spanish teacher Hector Vazquez is facing sexual abuse charges after being arrested for unlawful sexual intercourse with a student. It appears that the Jefferson Union High School District hired Vazquez in 2011 even though an internet search would most likely have turned up Vazquez’ prior history in the state of Wisconsin.

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coach jeremy anderson

Canyons Aquatic Club swim coach Jeremy Anderson may have died while in the custody of US Marshals in Costa Rica but for a number of his alleged sexual abuse victims, the long-term consequences of sexual abuse will live on forever. Learn more about how swimming organizations honored the coach and allowed him access to young kids.

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1976 Olympian Conrad Mainwaring is facing sexual abuse charges after a Los Angeles Police Department news release states that he allegedly sexually battered a male athlete “under the guise of physical therapy and mental focus training.” When arrested, he was operating as a private track coach in West Los Angeles. Among the athletes he coached…

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