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Sexual abuse lawsuit filed against Twin Rivers Unified School District

Following the sexual misconduct arrest of Del Paso Heights Elementary School teacher Kim Wilson last month, one of his victims is now filing a sexual abuse lawsuit against the Twin Rivers Unified School District.

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Lawsuit filed against Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys, alleging he raped an underage disabled teenager

A civil lawsuit was filed against Backstreet Boys pop star Nick Carter for the February 2001 rape of a 17-year-old girl. “We want entertainers like Carter to know that just because they’re famous they’re not above the law,” said attorney Mark Boskovich of the San Jose-based law firm Corsiglia McMahon & Allard.

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Alum Rock Union School District music teacher facing sexual abuse charges; 10+ possible victims

Israel Santiago, a music teacher at Adelante Dual Language Academy is facing multiple sexual abuse charges. And it appears that he may have done this before. Instead of being terminated, he was moved to another school within the Alum Rock School District.

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Los Gatos Union School District settles sexual abuse lawsuit brought by two victims of fifth grade teacher

LGUSD has agreed to pay a total of $5.1 million to two sexual abuse victims who were sexually abused as children by Blossom Hill Elementary School teacher and youth theater director Joseph Brian Houg.

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High school district settles sexual abuse lawsuit brought by former Los Gatos track star

The Los Gatos Saratoga Union High School District has agreed to pay a former student-athlete $3.485 million for the sexual abuse she endured for more than three years. Beginning in 1999, student “Jane Doe” was abused by Los Gatos High School Assistant Track Coach Chioke Robinson, who began grooming her to accept his sexual advances when she was a 14-year-old freshman. The grooming escalated, and Robinson began having intercourse with Jane when she was 15. Jane’s settlement was negotiated by Corsiglia McMahon & Allard attorney Lauren Cerri. “This tragedy never should have happened,” Cerri said. “Another young female track athlete testified that she told head coach Willie Harmatz in 1998 that she was uncomfortable around Robinson. That girl’s complaints fell on deaf ears. All Harmatz…

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Mission College $7.6 million rape settlement

Law firm of Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard announces that West Valley-Mission Community College District settles for $7.6 million with disabled rape victim The West Valley- Mission Community College District will pay a disabled rape victim $7.6 million as a result of a lawsuit filed by the law firm of Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard. The lawsuit filed in 2020 alleged that district officials failed to protect a now 26-year-old developmentally disabled woman from a known sexual predator. The alleged predator, Raymond Ruiz, was an instructional aide in the Program for Students with Developmental Disabilities that holds classes at Mission College in Santa Clara. “In our investigation, we discovered that Raymond Ruiz had sexually assaulted one student and physically assaulted another,” attorney Mark Boskovich said. “However, Ruiz’s…

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New evidence points to San Francisco Unified entering into a confidential agreement with alleged predator coach

New sexual abuse lawsuit provides insight into SFUSD agreement A secret agreement between the San Francisco Unified School District and alleged sexual abuser Lawrence Young-Yet Chan removed Chan from his job as a high school athletic director but left him free to work at other schools and youth-serving organizations, according to an amended lawsuit filed today on behalf of a new victim. There are now two women who have come forward to say that Chan repeatedly sexually assaulted them when they were students. Chan was the athletic director at George Washington High School. The girls, Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2, are choosing to remain anonymous, said sexual abuse attorney Lauren Cerri from the San Jose-based law firm Corsiglia McMahon & Allard. Jane Doe…

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Investigating sexual abuse claims against Robert Dunham and John Fickas

The sexual abuse legal team at Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard is investigating sexual abuse claims against two Salinas educators. If you are a victim of former Harden Middle School teacher Robert Dunham or John Fickes, call our office. The call is confidential.

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Law firm of Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard files sexual abuse lawsuit against Los Banos Unified School District and Merced County Office of Education

A sexual abuse lawsuit was filed in Merced County Superior Court alleging that former Merced County educators, Gary Bettencourt and Dusty Norris, sexually abused two young students. The complaint alleges that Norris abused her during the 2004-2005 school year. At the time Norris was employed by the Merced County of Education (MCOE) as an ROP teacher at Los Banos High School. The lawsuit also identifies Jane Doe 2 as a victim of both Norris and Bettencourt. Norris is still awaiting trial on charges that he allegedly sexually abused Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2 while he was an ROP instructor.

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