Jason Morris Gorski has already pleaded guilty on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, to sexual abuse of a 13-year old boy, a former student of his. Gorski is a 44-year-old former teacher and Jehovah's Witness elder. The sentencing, currently scheduled for January 26, 2018, is expected to earn Gorski six years in prison. His former...
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30-year-old music teacher, Christian Hernandez, of Los Rios Rock School in San Juan Capistrano, was arrested on Thursday August 24, 2017 for sexually assaulting a minor student. This sort of teacher behavior is not usually a "one time" or "one victim" opportunity. It is very likely, as investigators have said, that the Orange County...
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Marina High School track & field coach arrested for sex abuse

High School volunteer track and field coach and Marine recruiter Gonzalo Castro of San Clemente has been arrested after a then-17-year-old student's allegations of sexual abuse during an off-campus training run. As sexual molestation of students (or any children) is learned behavior, it is not likely to catch a pedophile such as Castro early-on in...
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May 6, 2017

Sheldon High School Teacher’s Child Sex Abuse Arrest

John (Juan) Richard Young is the latest in a very long list of Elk Grove Unified School District sex abuse arrests. The Spanish teacher was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of having had oral sex with a 17-year-old female student. Almost unbelievably, this is now the seventh employee, volunteer or contractor within the Elk...
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November 18, 2016

Huntington Beach Uber Driver Samer Mahran Rapes Passenger

In a current, ongoing news story, 23-year-old Uber driver Samer Alaaeldin Mahran of Huntington Beach, CA is accused of raping his unconscious passenger, a Laguna Beach, CA 17-year-old girl. A horrible story, to be sure. Unfortunately, new technology brings new problems, or at least the same old problems, with a new way for molesters...
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September 20, 2016

Prairie Elementary Teacher Jailed for Child Molestation

Since the firm’s start nearly twenty years ago, attorneys Steve Estey and Mike Bomberger of Estey & Bomberger, LLP, have focused on assisting the young survivors of sexual molestation in schools. Current news stories are not uncommon, and even though we’re disturbed to hear about Prairie Elementary, we can’t say we’re surprised. Our attorneys...
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October 21, 2015

English Teacher at Marlborough School Sentenced to Year in Jail and Probation For Luring Students into Sexual Relationship

Joseph Thomas Koetters, 48, of Santa Monica, a former English teacher at Marlborough School in Hancock Park, pleaded guilty to having sexual relationships with two students, one of whom got pregnant. Koetters was sentenced to one year in jail, five years probation, ordered to complete a 52-week sex offender therapy course and to register...
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June 5, 2014


  Summary: The Los Angeles United School District (LAUSD) recently admitted that key evidence in child abuse documentation at Miramonte Elementary School was destroyed.  The destroyed documents were proof the school knew of convicted predator Mark Berndt’s abusive activities as they were happening, in an effort to obstruct justice for the child victims.  The...
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April 3, 2014

How to Support the Sexual Assault Survivors in Your Life

In the United States, April marks National Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The goals of SAAM are to increase public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities on how sexual violence can be prevented. If you know a survivor of sexual assault or sexual violence, now is a great time to reach out and...
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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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