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Sex Abuse

Judge Won't Dismiss Woman's Molestation Suit Against CosbyA judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a woman who accuses Bill Cosby of molesting her at the Playboy Mansion in the 1970s when she was 15.
Attorney Wants More Recent Boy Scout Files Released In Sex Abuse TrialA lawsuit brought by a man who was molested by a Boy Scout leader in 2007 could force the organization to reveal years of perversion files.
Cosby Won't Be Charged In Molestation ClaimThe rejection of a child sexual abuse charge by prosecutors came roughly 10 days after the woman, Judy Huth, met with Los Angeles police detectives for 90 minutes.
Miramonte Elementary Sex Abuse Case To Cost Nearly $140MOnce lawyers began digging into Mark Berndt's past, they discovered a three-decade pattern of odd behavior and complaints about the teacher that school administrators either missed or ignored.
Jury Selection Begins In First Civil Trial In Miramonte Sex Abuse ScandalJury selection began Monday morning in the first civil trial against the Los Angeles Unified School District stemming from a sex abuse scandal at Miramonte Elementary School.
Accuser Infuriated By Monsignor's Exoneration By Catholic ChurchA man who accused a high-ranking Roman Catholic monsignor in Los Angeles of molestation said Wednesday he is furious that an internal Vatican tribunal recently exonerated the priest.
Law Extends Time For Childhood Sex-Abuse ChargesSex-abuse victims will have more time to pursue criminal charges against offenders under a bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown.
Former LAUSD Teacher Sentenced To 12 Years In Prison For Sexually Abusing 3 Students, RelativeFormer LAUSD teacher Robert Pimentel was sentenced to 12 years in prison Thursday for sexually abusing three students and a female relative.
Senate OKs Bill Easing Firings For Teacher Abuse Senators unanimously passed AB215 on a 33-0 vote Monday. The bill by Democratic Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan of Alamo creates a separate hearing process for teachers who are charged with egregious misconduct.
Boy Scouts To Turn Over Files In Sex CaseThe Boy Scouts of America must turn over 20 years of old personnel files to a plaintiff in a California sexual abuse lawsuit.
Lawyer For Singer's New Accuser Says Client Has Evidence In Sex Abuse CaseJeffrey Herman is representing an unnamed man from the United Kingdom in his case against Singer and producer Gary Goddard.
Woman Who Claimed She Was Molested By Teacher In Viral YouTube Video Speaks To CBS2Jamie Carrillo in January worked up the courage to call Andrea Cardos and confront her with sex abuse allegations, posting a video that would later go viral on YouTube and lead to Cardos' arrest.