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San Ramon soccer coach Luke Enna arrested for rape

Luke Enna, a San Ramon FC Soccer Club coach and director of operations, is facing rape charges, following a sexual assault that happened at his home on October 27th. The 18-year-old victim was a former soccer player at the club and an employee of Enna. Reports indicate that the victim had been housesitting for two days before Enna’s return to his home. At approximately 5:30 am on October 27th, while still asleep, the victim alleges that Enna came into the room and assaulted her multiple times without her consent. Call 408-289-1417 to speak with an experienced sexual assault attorney. The San Ramon Police Department took Enna to the Contra Costa jail in Martinez. The police reported that Enna was booked with a charge of PC…

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Former Canyon Aquatics Club coach David Kuck files whistleblower lawsuit

USA Swimming and Canyons Aquatic Club ignored repeated complaints involving alleged predator coach Jay Anderson Former Canyons Aquatic Club head coach David Kuck has filed a whistleblower lawsuit against Canyons Aquatic Club, a USA Swimming club. The lawsuit alleges that Kuck was fired after he notified officials from Canyons Aquatic Club, as well as USA Swimming and its regional arm Southern California Swimming, of multiple incidents of sexual abuse committed by former USA swimming coach member Jeremy “Jay” Anderson. Anderson recently died in the custody of US Marshals in Costa Rica after he fled the United States while facing criminal sexual abuse charges in Los Angeles. In April of 2018, the lawsuit claims that a number of inappropriate text messages from Anderson were discovered on…

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Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard Sexual Abuse Attorneys

Assembly Bill 218 brings an opportunity for justice for sexual abuse victims

For decades, powerful institutions have used legal loopholes to evade accountability by blocking sexual abuse victims from filing lawsuits for justice. But Assembly Bill 218 (AB 218), just signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom, changes everything for thousands of victims who were previously sexually abused or assaulted by teachers, coaches, counselors, janitors, childcare workers, clergy, or bus drivers to name a few. Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, a three-year “look back window” will open for previously time barred claims and it will extend the civil statute of limitations to age 40, allowing victims to file a civil lawsuit against schools, sports organizations, youth groups, childcare centers, or any other institution that violated their trust. The attorneys at Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard are recognized as one…

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Los Banos Victim Impact Statement

Gary Bettencourt, former Pacheco High School drama and English teacher, was sentenced to eight years and four months in prison for sexually abusing two former students more than 10 years ago and, more recently, to having sexually abused another student in 2015. Because of the law, the victims from more than 10 years ago (2005-2006) were denied civil justice. A sexual abuse victim of convicted Los Banos High School teacher Gary Bettencourt read this statement in court: As many of you would imagine, this is going to be one of the most difficult, and at the same time, saddest  moments of my life. I’ve never been inside a courtroom prior to this situation, and I never intended on it. But looking back now on my…

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Protecting students from sexual abuse

Back to school sexual abuse safety tips from the law firm of Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard

Record number of educators continue losing their teaching credential due to sex crime convictions, yet schools are not implementing proactive prevention training. With the month of August signaling the start of another school year, the San Jose law firm of Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard is urging parents and school officials to be aware of teachers who exhibit predatory “red flag” behavior, which almost always precedes the sexual abuse of a student. “Sexual predators signal their intent to sexually abuse a student by slowly crossing the boundaries established to protect students,” said former San Jose police sergeant and sex crimes detective Mike Leininger. “The reality is that predators are not caught abusing children, but they can be caught breaking rules and crossing boundaries if educators and…

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Amy Emerald, Sonora High School

Sonora High School coach Amy Emerald facing sexual abuse charges

Amy Emerald, Sonora High School girls’ basketball coach is facing charges of sexually abusing a former 15-year-old student. The question remains, what did the school know about the coach, and what did they do to stop her?

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John Fickas

John Fickas facing sexual assault charges in Monterey County

John Fickas is charged with assaulting two victims, but according to law enforcement, there may be many more possible victims. Fickas served as a volunteer coach at North Salinas High School and Alvarez High School. He was also a former school board member and provided consulting services to many Salinas-area politicians.

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Paul Fielder

Paul Fielder, former Suisun City youth sports coach arrested for sexual abuse

Paul Fielder, former Suisun City sports coach and resident is facing 32 counts of sexual abuse of a child under 14 years old. Law enforcement authorities believe most of the alleged crimes took place in Contra Costa County between February 27, 2015 and July 11, 2019. Fielder was arrested on July 11, 2019 by Walnut Creek Police Detectives and Federal Agents when he arrived at a location to meet a minor to engage in sex acts. The investigation revealed Fielder had been sexually abusing a minor for several years. Who is Coach Paul Fielder? The Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District told Sacramento television station FOX40 that Fielder was a campus monitor at Rodriguez High School in Fairfield in 2006 and 2007, as well as a basketball…

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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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