Huntington Park and South Gate police are facing allegations from the families of seven children who claim they were physically and verbally abused while attending a San Luis Obispo boot camp.
A fitness trainer in South Bay, known as “G.I. Joe” Charles, has spent the last 15 years of his life motivating people to work out and get in shape.
Authorities accuse two men of abusing and assaulting nearly a dozen teens at a boot camp they operate in East Los Angeles.
Prosecutors say the operator of a boot camp for troubled youth in Pasadena and Altadena has been charged with sexually assaulting two teen girls in 2004.
Three dozen kids and some parents held a rally Saturday in support of Kelvin McFarland, founder of the Family 1st Growth Camp.
A youth boot camp instructor was arrested on charges of kidnapping, false imprisonment and extortion.