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March 27, 2017

Bridgewater State ex-student admits to raping kids at campus daycare

A Wrentham man who sexually abused three pre-school aged children at a Bridgewater State University daycare center will spend more than 7 years behind bars after changing his plea to guilty, reports the Boston Herald. Kyle Loughlin, 23, admitted to inappropriately touching the children between January and March 2015 while working at the BSU Children’s Center.  He pled guilty to charges including rape and abuse of child and indecent assault and battery on a child under 14.  Laughlin was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison followed by 10 years of probation.   In a statement, Plymouth District Attorney Timothy […]
March 23, 2017

Georgetown Day teacher charged with child sex abuse

A Georgetown Day School history teacher is accused of sexual misconduct with a student kissed a 14-year-old girl and touched her inappropriately, as reported by the Washington Post. The teacher, Mark Elder Allen-Gifford, 31, has been arrested and made his initial appearance in D.C. Superior Court on charges of felony and misdemeanor child sexual abuse.  If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison. The Northwest Washington private school has more than 1,000 students in prekindergarten through 12th grade.   The Northeast Washington private school has more than 1,000 students in prekindergarten through 12th grade.  A letter was sent […]
March 21, 2017

Youth coach facing 30 sex abuse charges

A youth coach in Lincoln City is facing 30 sex abuse charges, as reported by KATU. Tyler William Lopez, 22, was arrested by Lincoln City Police and is facing first and second degree sexual abuse charges, using a child in display of sexually explicit conduct, luring a minor, encouraging child sexual abuse, and more.   Lopez is being held in the Lincoln County Jail on a $1.5 million bail. According to the district attorney, the charges against Lopez stem from seven alleged victims, all boys under the age of 18.  He said they are aware of at least 13 other […]
March 15, 2017

Man arrested on accusations of sex abuse

A man was arrested on allegations that he sexually abused a child at an in-home day care in Baldwin Park, reports NBC Los Angeles. The man, who has not yet been identified, was taken into custody amid investigation of the Family Guzman Child Care Center in the 4200 block of Benham Avenue, according to Baldwin Park Police Department. Evidence was taken from the day care by detectives. The investigation is ongoing and detectives have contacted families who used the day care. It is unknown as of now whether the man lived at the home or worked at the day care. […]
March 9, 2017

Lawsuit Against Today’s Child Learning Centers; Six-Year-Old Girl Assaulted on Multiple Occasions

CONTACT: Thao Le    tle@hermanlaw.com   ***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*** Lawsuit Against Today’s Child Learning Centers; Six-Year-Old Girl Assaulted on Multiple Occasions According to the allegations: Six-year-old Jane Doe was sexually assaulted on multiple occasions by a student at Today’s Child named Jamal.  Jamal was approximately twelve years old. The sexual assaults include penetration of Jane Doe’s vagina and anus.  Jamal additionally forced his penis into Jane Doe’s mouth.  The acts of rape caused hemorrhaging of Jane Doe’s anus and vagina, which at the time was discovered by Today’s Child aide Joann DiMondo. Jane Doe was allowed to go to the bathroom alone […]
March 6, 2017

Roman Catholic Church opposes NY sex abuse bill

The New York legislation to relax one of the nation’s most restrictive statutes of limitations on child sex abuse continues to stall as it is met with opponents from the Roman Catholic Church and others, reports the Star Tribune. Although the bill has been around for a decade, victims and advocates of the bill are optimistic this year because they’ve gained a key supporter, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.  However, the Child Victims Act could rest with Senate leader John Flanagan, who supporters say has refused to meet to discuss the bill. Under current New York law, victims of child sexual […]
February 28, 2017

D.C. charter school teacher arrested on child sex abuse

A teacher at a D.C. charter school was arrested Friday on charges of child sex abuse, according to The Washington Post. It is alleged that Manuel Garcia Fernandez, 35, had sexual contact on multiple occasions with two female victims and one male victim from Aug. 17 to Feb. 6.  He was charged with three counts of second-degree child sexual abuse. Fernandez taught at a Northeast Washington campus of the Latin American Montessori Bilingual (LAMB) Public Charter School, according to an email sent to parents from the school’s director, Diane Cotton. The email said Fernandez has been banned from LAMB’s premises, […]
February 27, 2017

Day care worker gets 12 years in prison for sex abuse

A day care teacher has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after surveillance cameras show him kissing one of his students, reports The News Journal.  According to the Delaware Department of Justice, Anthony Rodriguez, 21, was also sentenced to six months of work release or home confinement and must register as a Tier 3 sex offender. Surveillance cameras from Kidz Inc. Academy caught Rodriguez kissing one of his students on the lips twice on July 28, 2015. After the footage surfaced, the child was interviewed at A.I. duPont Hospital for Children and told an investigator that Rodriguez had reached […]
February 23, 2017

Ogden junior high school teacher arrested on sexual abuse of students

A former junior high school teacher has been arrested for alleged sexual offenses with girls he met through his position as a teacher, reports The Salt Lake Tribune. Drew Tutt, 28, was arrested for allegedly enticing several minor female victims to send him nude photos and engaging in sexual conduct with at least two students, according to a news release from the Weber County Sheriff’s Office. The news release stated that Tutt met the alleged victims through his position as a teacher at Mound Fort Junior High School in Ogden. Tutt has been booked into the Weber County jail on […]
February 21, 2017

California daycare worker accused of molesting 5-year-old girl

A California day care worker was arrested Friday on suspicion of continuously sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl, reports NBC Los Angeles. Jose Guzman, 41, was arrested on suspicion of continuous sexual abuse of a child, lewd acts with a minor under 14, and sexual penetration by a foreign or unknown object. He was held on $1 million bail. Investigation began after the 5-year-old’s mother came to Rancho Cucamonga police.  Her daughter had revealed to her Guzman had sexually abused her. Guzman and his wife ran a private day care out of their home since 2012 called Guzman/Villarial Family Child Care. […]
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