August 26, 2013

Trying & Settling Molestation & Sexual Abuse Cases: The Facts and Figures

Our record at Estey & Bomberger indicates an impressive success rate in obtaining for our most vulnerable victims- maximum compensation for the costs of medical bills, psychotherapy treatments, and what often amounts to years of painful counseling. Our dedicated and knowledgeable team has won at the trial level, or else secured impressive settlement figures...
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May 7, 2013

Four Stages of Child Molestation, Analysis

The recent discovery of Amanda Berry, Nina DeJesus and Michele Knight, three young women who suffered being abducted and, according to police reports, raped over the course of the last decade by their captors draws attention to the issue of child sexual abuse in a dramatic way. However, sexual abuse of minors is frequently...
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March 26, 2013

Attorney Steve Estey on Successfully Using Focus Groups and Reptile Theory

By Mia Taylor SAN DIEGO  - When a Los Angeles jury decided to award $23 million in December to a molestation victim who attended school in the Los Angeles Unified School District, the decision was noteworthy for many reasons. The $6.9 million in damages, awarded because LAUSD failed to properly supervise one of its...
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March 12, 2013

Another LAUSD Student May Have Been Victim of Sexual Misconduct

By Mia Taylor SAN DIEGO – Yet another student in the Los Angeles Unified School District appears to have been the victim of an inappropriate sexual relationship with a teacher. News reports today say that a female teacher at Garden Gove Elementary School has been placed on administrative leave while a police investigation is...
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March 2, 2013

Steve Estey Interviewed by Ringler Radio

Child sex abuse lawyer Steve Estey was recently interviewed by Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen along and co-host Manny J. Valdez, Jr.  The case involved a 10 year old boy who was repeatedly molested by his 5th grade teacher, Forrest Stobbe at Queen Anne Elementary School. You can hear Steve talk about the L.A.U.S.D...
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February 28, 2013

LA Daycare Owner Accused of Molestation

SAN DIEGO - It’s every parent’s worst nightmare. The Los Angeles Times reported yesterday that a toddler came home from daycare and told her mom she had been fondled. As a parent, what would you do in such a situation? What are you first steps? How do you react? According to the Los Angeles...
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February 7, 2012

Bishop Man Suspected of Sex Crime Against Child

INYO COUNTY - A 51-year-old Bishop man was arrested last Friday, February 3rd, on suspicion of a sex crime, theMammoth Times reported. Officers served a search warrant on Richard Ferrell Andreas, Sr., 51, of Bishop, and arrested him for lewd and lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14. Andres was booked...
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September 13, 2011

Temecula Softball Coach Pleads Guilty to Child Molestation

TEMECULA - Alex Flores, 40, a former softball coach for the Temecula Valley Girls Softball Association, has pleaded guilty to molesting three teenaged girls. According to a report in the Temecula Patch, Flores gave wine to one of the softball players he coached during an overnight stay for a softball game in Coachella. When...
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October 26, 2010

Ontario Priest Arrested on Child Molestation Charges

A 57-year-old Ontario Catholic priest has been arrested on charges of molesting a 12-year-old boy, the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin reported. The priest, the Rev. Jose Alejandro Castillo, a.k.a., Father Alex, was booked into the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga in lieu of $1 million bail. Prior to his arrest, Castillo worked...
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