Category: Sex Crimes

 

‘Take it Down’ Launched to Help Kids and Teens Remove Intimate Online Images

May 31, 2023

Image-based sexual abuse (IBSA) is a topic we’ve covered previously on the Dordulian Law Group Blog. Also known as revenge porn, IBSA can impact anyone at any time and is only expected to increase with the proliferation of artificial intelligence...

 

What are ‘Mandated Reporters’ in California?

May 26, 2023

Professionals in various capacities are charged with a duty to protect individuals who can’t protect themselves, such as children, dependent adults (e.g. the elderly), and the otherwise vulnerable. What is California’s Mandated Reporting Law? What is Mandatory Reporting? The California...

 

New York Survivors Act Opens Window for Dr. Robert Hadden Sexual Abuse Lawsuits

May 25, 2023

Dr. Robert Hadden apears in Manhattan Supreme Court on Nov. 6, 2014. In January 2023, Dr. Robert Hadden, a former Columbia University gynecologist, was convicted on four counts for sexually abusing women. The sexual abuse survivors were patients of Dr....

 

2nd California ‘Teacher of the Year’ Arrested for Child Sex Abuse; More Victims Sought

May 22, 2023

A former California high school “Teacher of the Year” has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old male student, according to a press release from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Tracy Vanderhulst, 38, a teacher at Yucaipa...

 

Brave Startup Founded by USC Students Develops Sexual Assault Prevention Bracelet

May 18, 2023

Students at the University of Southern California (USC) have launched a startup company with a mission of helping to prevent sexual assaults on college campuses throughout the nation. The company is called Brave, and the product – an app connected...

 

Former LAPD Officer Charged With Sexually Assaulting 4 Boys

May 16, 2023

A former officer with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has been charged with eight counts of lewd acts with a child after allegedly sexually assaulting four boys while on the job, according to the Los Angeles Times. The incidents...

 

Lyft Driver Arrested on Suspicion of Kidnapping, Sexual Assault of 15-Year-Old Girl

May 12, 2023

A local Lyft driver has been arrested in connection with the kidnapping and sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl. More Victims Sought After Lyft Driver Arrested for Sexually Assaulting Santa Ana Girl February 2023 Sexual Assault Involving Malibu Rideshare Driver...

 

Sexual Assault Lawsuits Force UCLA’s Bruin Woods Camp to Close

May 12, 2023

UCLA has made the official decision to close the long-running Bruin woods camp this summer. The decision comes following a lawsuit brought by two students alleging sexual abuse and hazing. UCLA Shuts Down Bruin Woods Camp Following Sexual Assault/Hazing Lawsuits...

 

Could Victims of Los Gatos ‘Party Mom’ Sue Her Husband for Damages?

May 10, 2023

Last month, Shannon O’Connor sat in the Santa Clara County Superior Court as victims and parents spoke out and encouraged Judge Elizabeth Peterson to hand down a maximum sentence. O’Conner is perhaps better known as the “Los Gatos Party Mom”...

 

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...


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