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Educator Sexual Abuse

Nearly 1 in ten students graduating high school will be a victim of educator sexual abuse. Yet, sex abuse prevention training for anyone who has access to children in schools is not mandatory. The team of child molestation attorneys at Corsiglia McMahon & Allard are looking to change the law by mandating predator identification training. There are easy to recognize “red flags” which precede almost every sexual assault. Knowing the “red flag” behavior will help prevent the sexual abuse of children in our schools.

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Molestation Charges Filed Against Dartmouth Middle School Music Teacher Samuel Neipp

Sexual Abuse suspect Samuel Neipp

San Jose Dartmouth Middle School teacher Samuel Neipp is facing numerous sexual abuse charges following his arrest. Allegations include using his position of authority to molest at least two students and of the blackmail of one of the students. He allegedly threatened to post nude photographs of the 13-year-old girl unless she kept the sexual abuse a secret. Learn why this case is the continuation of a disturbing pattern involving educator sexual misconduct.

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Protecting Sexually Abused Kids from Revictimization

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The California legislature has adjourned for the 2017 year, taking action on a critical bill affecting child sexual abuse victims. New legislation sets time limits on psychological examinations or “psyche exams” on child sex abuse victims in civil lawsuits. Currently, there are no time limits. The law also mandates that a licensed therapist with experience in…

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Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Filed Against New Haven Unified School District

District accused of ignoring numerous sexual abuse “red flags,” which led to the molestation of several elementary school children by teacher Michael Howey. As a consequence of this District’s failure to implement basic training concerning the identification of these red flags and what to do when they are observed, at least 10 children will now have to suffer debilitating mental disorders due to their being forced to engage in sex acts with their trusted teacher.

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Ronald Guinto Boy Scouts Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

Sexual abuse lawsuit names the Boys Scouts of America’s local representative, the Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council [“SVMBC”], and Willow Glen-based Lincoln Glen Church. In representing a young sexual abuse victim, our lawsuit alleges that the named entities failed to properly supervise convicted child molester Ronald Guinto. As a result, a then ten-year-old Boy Scout was…

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Megan’s Law Loopholes

Megan's Law Sex Offenders

According to California’s Sex Offender Management Board, the number of sex offenders on the Megan’s Law website is nearly 17,000 less than than the number of registered sex offenders in the state. That’s because Megan’s Law exempts some registered sex offenders, including those convicted of sexual battery or a misdemeanor charge of annoying or molesting…

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Prosecution Time Limits for Sex Abuse Crimes Abolished

There will be no more hiding behind arbitrary time limits, also known as statutes of limitations, for predators who commit sex abuse crimes in California. The Governor signed SB 813, which amends the penal code so that the following sex abuse crimes have no time limits to prosecute: rape; spousal rape; forcible sodomy; molestation of…

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Jury Finds Former USA Swimming National Team Member’s Lawyer Committed Fraud

An Orange County, California jury awarded former Olympic swimming hopeful and USA Swimming National Team member Dagny Knutson $617,810 for the financial and emotional harm caused by her former attorney, Richard Foster. Knutson trusted Foster with her swimming career when she retained him in late 2010, but the aquatics insider instead defrauded Knutson. The Knutson…

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Protect Your Child From Coaching Sex Abuse

Coaching Sex Abuse

The success of famous athletes such as Michael Phelps and Missy Franklin inspires children across the nation to start swim lessons. Learn how to protect your kids from coaches who abuse their relationships.

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$15 Million Settlement for O.B. Whaley Molestation Victims

Administrative negligence harms innocent O.B. Whaley molestation victims This case started with a single victim. In January 2012, authorities arrested Craig Chandler on suspicion of molesting a young child at O.B. Whaley Elementary School, where he had worked as a teacher for nine years. As the investigation proceeded, it became clear that he had molested five girls…

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Sexual Misconduct by Teachers Highlights Risk of Teacher-Student Texting

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Sexual misconduct risk also includes social media “friending” Concerns about teacher-student texting are under debate in Clark County, Nevada. This after a recent spate of sexual misconduct and molestation cases. The Las Vegas Sun examined ten years of sexual misconduct cases by county educators (2005 to 2015). They discovered that half the cases involved private electronic communication between the teacher…

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Protecting Children from Financial Abuse in Sex Abuse Settlements

Whenever a young child receives a financial settlement, the potential for financial fraud exists. Minors don’t have the same rights as adults when it comes to sex abuse settlements. And they cannot enter into any agreements on their own. As a result, this means that they can’t bring lawsuits, make settlement decisions, open bank or investment accounts,…

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Sex Abuse Lawsuit Filed as a Result of Molestation by Wrestling Coach

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Sex Abuse Lawsuit Filed against San Ramon Unified School District Due to Molestation by Wrestling Coach District officials allegedly failed to detect predatory grooming behavior for over ten years, giving coach the opportunity to molest. The San Jose, California law firm of Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard has filed a childhood sexual abuse lawsuit against the San…

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Audrie Pott Case

Justice for Audrie Pott and Her Family Audrie Pott was just 15 years old when she was sexually assaulted. She was then photographed and humiliated at school by her assailants. Audrie Pott took her life eight days later. After waiting seven months for law enforcement to charge the assailants, the parents of Audrie Pott turned to…

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Former O.B. Whaley principal convicted of failing to report child abuse

A Santa Clara County Superior Court jury convicted former O.B. Whaley Elementary School principal Lyn Vijayendran of failing to report suspected child abuse in the case involving former teacher Craig Chandler. The San Jose Mercury News reports that Vijayendran faced up to six months in jail if convicted. Vijayendran agreed to be sentenced immediately and…

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Rick Curl Charged with Sex Abuse of Former Swimmer

Update: May 23, 2013 Rick Curl was sentenced to 7 years in prison for the sexual abuse of Kelley Davies Currin more than 30 years ago. Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Marielsa Bernard imposed a 15-year sentence, with all but seven years suspended. The Judge thought it was important to send a message that criminals…

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Michael Phelps’ NBAC Removes Coach Accused of Sexual Abuse

A former student of a high-level coach with ties to the North Baltimore Aquatic Club recently came forward with sexual abuse allegations against that coach. These allegations resulted in the coach’s resignation, the club taking unprecedented action, and USA Swimming seemingly taking steps to protect the coach. Here is Tim Joyce’s original story, removed twice by WBAL…

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