A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit filed by a man who alleged he was sexually abused by the former pastor of a Lutheran church in Bell Gardens.
Hundreds of abuse allegations against Los Angeles Unified School District teachers have prompted a change in policy to speed up investigations.
Two dozen names have been added to a list of clergy members alleged to have molested children in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
A former priest allegedly named in the Los Angeles Archdiocese Catholic church sex abuse scandal may be employed by the Los Angeles Unified School District, CBS2 has learned.
While apologizing to victims who were sexually abused by members of the clergy, LA’s Archbishop José H. Gomez also Thursday announced he was stripping his predecessor — Cardinal Roger Mahony — of all administrative and public church duties.
A judge on Thursday ordered the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles to turn over 30,000 pages from the confidential files of priests accused of child molestation without blacking out the names of top church officials who were responsible for key decisions in how to handle the sexually abusive priests.
The L.A. District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday that they will be reviewing the documents.
Retired Cardinal Roger Mahony and other top Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles officials maneuvered behind the scenes to shield molester priests, provide damage control for the church and keep parishioners in the dark, according to church personnel files.
Some Miramonte Elementary teachers returned to the South Los Angeles school on Tuesday after they were removed earlier this year following a child abuse scandal involving one of their colleagues.
The NCAA slammed Penn State with an unprecedented series of penalties Monday, including a $60 million fine and the loss of all coach Joe Paterno’s victories from 1998-2011, in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
The mothers of 14 children at the center of the Miramonte Elementary School sex crimes scandal filed a civil lawsuit against Los Angeles Unified School District Tuesday.
The sexual abuse at St. Anthony’s, including Van Handel’s own account of his crimes, is included in more than 4,000 pages from the confidential files of nine Franciscan religious brothers who were accused of abuse. The internal files, coupled with an additional 4,000 pages of sworn testimony obtained by the AP, are the largest release of a religious order’s files to date and paint one of the fullest pictures yet of a pervasive culture of abuse that affected generations of students at the seminary dedicated to training future Franciscans.
The California State Supreme Court has ruled school districts must be responsible to reduce the risk of children being molested by staff members. Otherwise, they may face civil lawsuits.
Former Los Angeles gymnasts and aspiring Olympians say they were tortured, burned, and sexually abused by their coach in the 1970s and ’80s before they became teenagers.
Parents of students in the Los Angeles Unified School District expressed anger Friday when it was discovered that some teachers were arrested months ago in the alleged sexual abuse of their children.