A Second Chance at Justice for Pennsylvania Sex Abuse Victims?

The fight is on in Pennsylvania to remove the statute of limitations for sex abuse victims. Following yet another sex abuse scandal surrounding the Catholic Church, Harrisburg lawmakers are fighting to extend the rights of older sex abuse victims to file a complaint against their abusers and the institutions which enabled them. At the...
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Fillmore Church Youth Group Leader Arrested for Child Molestation

  A youth coordinator at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Fillmore, California, has been arrested and charged with the sexual molestation of a young girl. Vidal Morales, 55, was taken into custody in Ventura on March 3. He is accused of lewd acts with a minor under the age of 14, a felony...
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March 10, 2016

California Lawmakers Taking Steps to End Sex Abuse of Female Janitors

  It’s the “invisible crime wave.” Female janitors working alone at night in Californian banks and office buildings often fall prey to rape and sexual assault. One state lawmaker is aiming to change all that. Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez of San Diego announced at the International Women’s Day rally in Sacramento on March 8 that...
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March 8, 2016

Pair of “Romantically Involved” San Diego County Men Charged with Child Molestation

A duo of Alpine men has been arrested and charged with more than 30 counts of lewd acts with children, according to NBC 7. Christopher Harper and Brandon Lightcloud Alto, who were a couple according to Alto’s Facebook profile, are accused of molesting the same three children on separate occasions. Harper, already a fugitive...
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Sexual Assault in the USA and the UK: The Appalling Truth

Sexual Assault Report on Violence Against Women Fifty percent of British women have been sexually or physically abused, according to a shocking new report. The Violence Against Women report, released Tuesday, March 4, by the European Union’s FRA (Agency for Fundamental Rights), indicates that approximately one of out every two women in the United...
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LAPD officers Luis Valenzuela & James Nichols arrested for sexual assault

LAPD officers Luis Valenzuela & James Nichols of the Hollywood Division of the Los Angeles Police Department were charged with the repeated sexual assault of four women. The alleged assaults frequently took place while the pair was on duty. In December of 2008, it is alleged that LAPD officers Luis Valenzuela & James Nichols began...
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February 9, 2016

Luis Ramos, Park Boulevard Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Dental Assistant, Facing Sexual Assault Charges

Victims of San Diego dental assistant Luis Ramos now number 13. Estey Bomberger is representing one of the victims. Call us for a confidential and no cost consultation at 619-295-0035. Updated on March 1, 2016 San Diego dental assistant Luis Ramos now faces 31 felony and misdemeanor charges, including sexual penetration and sexual battery of...
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January 27, 2016

Frank Selas, aka Frank Szeles, Arrested on Sex Abuse Charges

A San Diego area resident, living as a fugitive and with an alias, is facing child sexual abuse charges for allegedly molesting young children in Louisiana during a camping 37 years ago. For the last 30 years Frank John Selas apparently had been living in the San Diego area under the last name of...
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January 14, 2016

Meet us at the Rady’s Children’s Hospital San Diego International Conference Booth #29

Estey & Bomberger, LLP is actively involved in education and community outreach with respect to issues associated with child sexual abuse, negligent supervision, and maltreatment. We are proud to be attending and hosting a booth at the Rady's Children's Hospital Chadwick Center Conference on January 25-28, 2016. The San Diego Conference focuses on multi-disciplinary best-practice efforts...
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September 21, 2015

Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and California’s Senate Resolution ACR 155

“ACEs” are adverse childhood experiences that harm developing children and have effects that show up throughout their lifetime. From many published research studies, we know ACEs are the root of much violence and being a victim of violence, and also the adult onset of chronic disease, depression and mental illness. Examples of ACES include:...
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