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Category: Sex Crimes

 

Los Angeles Pastor’s Sex Crimes Arrest Highlights California’s AB 218 ‘Lookback Window’

Aug 10, 2020

The head pastor of Abundant Life Ministries in the Hacienda Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles has been arrested for sex crimes against children. Following a six-month investigation by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department (LASD), pastor Jonathan Tsai was charged with...

 

Understanding Sexual Violence: Sexual Assault, Sexual Abuse, and Victims’ Rights

Aug 6, 2020

Experiencing sexual violence is life-changing. Assault, abuse, molestation, rape, and all forms of sexual violence are traumatic. The effects are long-lasting and difficult to deal with, impacting individual mental health and family relationships with far-reaching psychological, emotional, and physical effects....

 

What Does the La Luz del Mundo Megachurch Leader’s Case Mean for Sexual Abuse Survivors?

Aug 4, 2020

by Samuel Dordulian, Esq. Earlier this year I wrote an article analyzing the procedural missteps that led to the California Court of Appeals decision to drop charges of child rape, human trafficking, and child pornography against Naason Joaquin Garcia. Garcia,...

 

How the Menlo Megachurch Sexual Abuse Scandal Should Have Been Handled

Jul 22, 2020

by Detective Moses Castillo Last week the Menlo Church in Northern California made headlines for mishandling a possible claim of sexual assault involving children. A volunteer sought out a church leader to confess “an unwanted thought pattern of attraction to...

 

Local Music Teacher in Semen-Tainted Flute Case Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Charges

Jul 4, 2020

Local music teacher John Edward Zeretzke, 61, from Ventura has agreed to plead guilty to one federal charge of production of child pornography and six state counts of lewd or lascivious acts with minors under 14 years of age. The...

 

Types of Sexual Assault Laws in California

Jul 1, 2020

Coming forward about a sex crime can be a very difficult process, but in order to deal with a painful experience such as sexual harassment, sexual assault, or even rape, one needs to first understand what these terms mean and...

 

Investigators Seek Additional Alleged Survivors of Adult Film Actor Ron Jeremy

Jun 30, 2020

Adult film actor Ron Jeremy has been charged with raping three women and sexually assaulting a fourth. On Friday, Jeremy — full name Ronald Jeremy Hyatt — pleaded not guilty in Los Angeles Superior Court to three counts each of forcible...

 

How California’s AB 218 Offers Catholic Church Sexual Abuse Survivors an Opportunity for Justice

Jun 18, 2020

Dordulian Law Group’s founder and president, Samuel Dordulian, has described California’s Assembly Bill 218 (AB 218) as “a time machine” allowing his team to go “back in time, as far back as we need to, and prosecute childhood sexual assault...

 

Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office Charges Actor Danny Masterson With Three Counts of Rape

Jun 17, 2020

Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced today that her office is formally charging actor Danny Masterson, best known for his role in the television series That 70’s Show, with three counts of rape. The charges stem from separate incidents between...

 

Why California Senate Bill 145 is Misguided and Unnecessary

Jun 5, 2020

by Samuel Dordulian, Esq. Under existing law, the Sex Offender Registration Act requires a person convicted of certain sex crimes to register as a sex offender with law enforcement officials while residing, working, or attending school in California. California senate...

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