Category: Sex Crimes

 

Oakland Catholic Diocese Files for Bankruptcy Amid Sex Abuse Claims

May 9, 2023

Following hundreds of sexual abuse lawsuits for alleged crimes committed over the course of several decades, the Roman Catholic bishop of Oakland filed for bankruptcy on behalf of the diocese, a report from the Los Angeles Times confirmed. Sexual Abuse...

 

Student Survivor of Revenge Porn Should be Commended for Coming Forward

May 8, 2023

By Sam Dordulian, Esq. I recently read an article in the Sacramento Bee about a California high school student who displayed an immense amount of bravery and courage after being the victim of what is commonly known as revenge porn...

 

L.A. Sheriff’s Department Seeks More Victims After Soccer Coach Arrested for Child Sex Abuse

May 4, 2023

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Special Victims Bureau is investigating a local soccer coach accused of sexually assaulting minors. Ernandes “Nando” Dasilva, 65, was arrested on May 2 in connection with alleged sexual assaults occurring between 2011 and 2022...

 

Anaheim Dance Studio Owner Arrested on Suspicion of Sexually Assaulting Girls

May 4, 2023

The owner and operator of a Riverside County dance studio was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of sexually assaulting multiple girls. Police confirmed that Mark Chavarria, 40, a dance instructor at the Chavarria Institute of the Arts studio at 160 South...

 

Founder of Menudo Boy Band Under Investigation Over Sexual Assault Allegations

May 3, 2023

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has launched a criminal investigation into sexual assault allegations against the founder of Menudo, the Puerto Rican boy band. The Los Angeles Times reported that a former teenage member of the international music group...

 

Stop Institutional Child Abuse Act Introduced With Help From Paris Hilton and TTI Survivors

Apr 27, 2023

Paris Hilton and other survivors of the Troubled Teen Industry (TTI) visited Washington D.C. Thursday to introduce the Stop Institutional Child Abuse Act. Together with representatives from both parties – Congressman Ro Khanna (D- CA), Congressman Buddy Carter (R-GA), Senator...

 

Denim Day 2023: There is No Excuse for Sexual Violence

Apr 26, 2023

Denim Day takes place each year on the last Wednesday in April as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). It is a day of action, awareness, and education that encourages sexual assault allies, advocates, and survivors to wear denim...

 

Multiple Women Have Accused George Foreman of Child Sex Abuse. Why Has the Media Given Him a Pass?

Apr 25, 2023

By Sam Dordulian, Esq. Celebrity is a powerful thing. So powerful, in fact, that the right public image can often enable a sexual predator to repeatedly victimize survivors – even in plain view. Bill Cosby is perhaps the most notorious...

 

California AB 933 Legislation Would Protect Sexual Assault Survivors Facing Lawsuits

Apr 21, 2023

California legislators voted Thursday to protect sexual assault survivors from retaliatory lawsuits. The legislation, known as California Assembly Bill 933 (AB 933), was sponsored by Equal Rights Advocates and authored by Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry. It passed overwhelmingly in the Assembly...

 

How Survivors are Holding Perpetrators Accountable

Apr 20, 2023

The #MeToo movement has led to a wave of women – many prominent and with a devoted following – coming forward to obtain the justice they deserve. In 2020, our founder and president, Sam Dordulian, commented on the recent Harvey...


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