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Assemblyman Jim Beall and Molestation Victim Attorney Robert Allard Working to Strengthen California Child Molestation Laws
A Commitment to Enact Child Molestation Laws Favorable to Victims California Assemblyman Jim Beall is announcing proposed legislation that would strengthen California’s child molestation laws. The legislation was introduced with input from child molestation victims’ rights attorney Robert Allard and victims of USA Swimming coaching molestation. If passed, Assembly Bill 1628 would outlaw confidential settlements involving charges of child sexual abuse, raise the statute of limitations for victims seeking civil justice from age 26 to age 35, and require private entities that use public property, such as a soccer field or swimming pool, to conduct enhanced background screenings on individuals having access to children. Assemblyman Beall said, “the law must be changed to protect children, not child molesters.” “I have seen firsthand the horrific damage that…Read More
More than one year after molestation victim attorney Robert Allard brought forth legal claims against USA Swimming and exposed the problem of child molestation in its coaching ranks, the US Olympic Committee (USOC) is finally following through on its recommendation to standardize child molestation policies among its National Governing Bodies. The U.S. Olympic Committee has distributed a new handbook, “Recognizing, Reducing and Responding to Misconduct in Sport: Creating Your Strategy”, to ensure safer training environments. The USOC formed a task force last year which recommended that national governing bodies adopt standardized policies following a number of sexual abuse and molestation cases against USA Swimming filed by a legal team led by attorney Robert Allard. For a confidential free consultation with an attorney, please give us a…Read More
Public school districts and their administrators have a duty to protect students from child molesters and sexual abuse, according to a California State Supreme Court ruling this week. What this means is that students may sue school districts for alleged sexual abuse by school employees if administrators ignore warning signs or fail to monitor employees. School principals and other supervisors “have the responsibility of taking reasonable measures to guard pupils against harassment and abuse from foreseeable sources,” Justice Kathryn Mickle Werdegar wrote for the court. The case involves a lawsuit filed against the William S. Hart Union High School District by a student who alleged that a counselor sexually abused him. The lawsuit said that school administrators knew or should have known that the counselor…Read More
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