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Halloween Safety Tips

Create a Neighborhood Safety Map for Halloween

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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Educator Sexual Abuse

Educator Sexual Abuse

Nearly one in ten students graduating high school are a victim of educator sexual abuse. Yet, educator sexual 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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Sexual Abuse suspect Samuel Neipp

Molestation Charges Filed Against Dartmouth Middle School Music Teacher 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 children from sexual abuse.

Protecting Sexually Abused Kids from Revictimization

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 child abuse and trauma conduct the exam. Attorney Robert Allard and the Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard legal team, which represents child molestation victims, lobbied for the legislation after witnessing the revictimization of sexually abused children in civil cases by a defendant’s paid expert. As an example, Mr. Allard provided details of a psychological examination that crossed the line and re-traumatized children. The civil lawsuit was against a San Jose daycare center. Three…

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Charter School Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Settles for $1.2 Million

As students head back to school, the San Jose law firm of Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard is warning parents about the dangers of sexual abuse by educators. The firm is announcing a $1.2 million settlement in a sexual abuse lawsuit filed against a charter school.

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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 sexually abused. The lawsuit claims that in March of 2008, Ronald Guinto contacted the SVMBC and asked if he could volunteer with a Boy Scout pack near his San Jose home. Despite no history with the Boy Scouts nor any wilderness training experience, Guinto was able to obtain a volunteer position with a group of 9 to 11-year-old boys. Within a few months, Guinto achieved a leadership position as Webelos Den…

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Morgan Hill Unified School District Will Pay $8.25 Million to Child Molestation Victims

As part of the $8.25 million settlement with three child sex abuse victims, the Morgan Hill Unified School District is also moving forward in implementing and supporting programs aimed at preventing the sexual abuse of students. The law firm of Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard announced that the Morgan Hill Unified School District agreed to pay $8.25 million to three then-elementary school students sexually abused by former teacher John Loyd. At the same time, complying with the wishes of the victims’ parents, the district is also moving forward to carry out child sexual abuse prevention programs. The agreement was reached as jury selection was about to start in the sexual abuse lawsuit (case #115CV285795 – Santa Clara County Superior Court) against the school district. The three children were…

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Megan's Law Sex Offenders

Megan’s Law Loopholes

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 a child. The law also provides for exclusions of other sex offenses as long as they don’t involve “oral copulation or penetration.” In the case of Robert Adams, he pleaded no contest to charges that he allegedly molested six girls. But by entering into a plea agreement, the felony charges were dropped in exchange for Adams pleading no contest to six counts of misdemeanor child molestation. Part of Adams’ plea agreement…

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