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Westmoor High School teacher Hector Vazquez is facing sexual abuse charges

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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Santa Clarita Valley swim 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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Olympian Conrad Mainwaring Arrested for Sexual Abuse

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 is hurdler Felix Sanchez, who won gold at Athens in 2004 and London in 2012. ESPN said Felix is not one of Mainwaring’s accusers. An ESPN investigation into allegations against Mainwaring states that 31 different men, dating as far back as the 1970s and as recently as 2016, have named Mainwaring as their alleged predator. ESPN reports that of the thirty-one men, 16 agreed to be named and described Mainwaring using his…

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Sylvandale Middle School Junior Labsan Bitao

Sylvandale Middle School aide Junior Bitao facing sexual abuse charges

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 intimately against their will for sexual arousal.” According to the San Jose Mercury News, citing an arrest complaint, “Bitao is suspected of hugging the victims’ so tightly they could feel his genitals and holding his hand on top of their clothing for more than a few seconds after slapping their buttocks.” Junior Labsan Bitao’s LinkedIn profile states that he graduated from the University of Northern Philippines in 1996 with a…

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Former Redding teacher Daniel Schafer sentenced to state prison for felony sex crimes

A 36-year-old teacher from Redding, CA has been sentenced to six years and four months in state prison for six counts involving the sexual abuse of a minor. The teacher, Daniel James Schafer, was initially charged in 2018 with 18 felony counts that included 11 counts of having unlawful sexual intercourse with a female student. The girl was one of his students at Anderson New Tech High School; Anderson is a small community of about 10,000 that’s just outside Redding. The allegations came to light when the girl told her school counselor about the relationship with Schafer. The Redding Record Searchlight reported that the relationship started when the student was 16 years old. They rendezvoused at Schafer’s home, on car trips and at the school.…

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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 and coach Clifford Pappadakis. The photos, taken unknowingly, showed the girls in compromising and/or sexual positions, with some zoomed in on the minors’ private areas. Photographs found on Pappadakis’ District-issued laptop included many captioned images of minors in sexually suggestive poses. Pappadakis was criminally charged and convicted in 2018 for possessing child porn and taking sexually provocative photos of his students. “This was a preventable assault on the girls,” stated…

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

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 now listed as “permanently closed” on the social media site Yelp. Fujishima was also charged with committing lewd and lascivious acts upon a child and possession of child pornography. He remains incarcerated in the San Joaquin County jail on $1.8 million bond. Fujishima and the Stockton Swim Club are both named in a civil lawsuit that was filed on behalf of the young swimmer by San Jose-based Corsiglia McMahon &…

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Complete List of Teachers with Revoked Credential(s) for Sex Related Crimes

Maria C. Abadesco Diamond Bar Revocation Date: December 2015 Media Mention: Pursuant to Education Code section 44425, all certification documents under the jurisdiction of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing are revoked following her felony conviction for violating Penal Code sections 288(a) (lewd act upon a child), 311.11(a) (possession of child pornography), and 288.3(a) (contact minor for sexual offense). As a result of this conviction, she is required to register as a sex offender pursuant to Penal Code section 290. Robert Jr. Abel Downers Grove Revocation Date: August 2015 Media Mention: Pursuant to Education Code section 44425, all certification documents under the jurisdiction of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing are revoked following his felony conviction for violating Penal Code section 288.4(b) (meeting minor for…

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San Jose Basketball Coach David Keiser Arrested for Sexual Abuse

Almaden National Junior Basketball League (NJB) Youth Basketball League coach David Keiser is facing numerous sexual abuse charges following his arrest for allegedly sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl. Police said they received information that Keiser had allegedly sexually assaulted the girl multiple times over one year. According to a San Jose Police Department press release, David Keiser is facing multiple counts of Lewd and Lascivious Acts with a Minor Under 14, by force (felony) –  Penal Code 288(b)(1), Aggravated Sexual Assault, Oral Copulation with a Child Under 14 (felony) – Penal Code 269(a)(4), and Aggravated Sexual Assault, Sexual Penetration with a Child Under 14 (felony) – Penal Code 269(a)(5). About the National Junior Basketball League (NJB) The National Junior Basketball League (NJB) is a non-profit organization…

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