Some victims of childhood sexual abuse have been critical of churches and organizations they say helped hide it and allow the behavior to continue. One woman says that she told church leaders in both California and a nearby state about sex crimes committed by her father, a church employee. She cited their failure to report the abuse to police in a recent civil lawsuit.
Some female military members have accused a clinical psychologist of raping them while they were in counseling for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Ironically, they sought therapy because they said they were the victims of sex crimes. The 41-year-old man has been charged with three counts of felony sexual assault for allegedly raping these patients between 2014 and 2015 at a California air base. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges.
A man is preparing his criminal defense and will go to court again to face one of two charges filed against him for rape. Prosecutors in San Louis Obispo will retry a man for sex crimes allegedly stemming from a 2014 incident. He was originally acquitted of one rape charge (based on an accusation that the alleged victim was unconscious of the nature of the act). The jury was unable to reach a verdict for another charge, that of rape of an intoxicated person.
People visit and/or choose to live in California for many different reasons. Some enjoy the temperate climate this state has to offer. Others love the exciting nightlife provided by casinos and other gambling halls. Many who enjoy the latter are familiar with Bicycle Hotel & Casino in Bell Gardens, which is currently under federal investigation and in need of a strong criminal defense.
Currently, a person in California who has tested positive for HIV and has unprotected sex with another person without first informing that person of the condition may face a felony charge in criminal court. However, state legislators are considering a change to the sex crimes statutes. If passed, the crime will be reclassified.
Parents in California place thought and effort into deciding who will take care of their children while they are at work. Once they make the decision, they place a great deal of trust into their chosen childcare providers. Unfortunately, police believe that one day care owner molested one of the children in his care, resulting in his arrest following the allegations of sex crimes.
Judges have difficult jobs. They must make decisions regarding punishments that provide justice to victims but also do not violate the rights of those convicted. One California judge has recently issued a sentence for a man accused of sex crimes that left a prosecutor claiming he was surprised as he expected a longer prison sentence.
Athletes -- even children -- who are dedicated to a sport often spend a great deal of time with their coaches. Many coaches establish close relationships with the children that they coach. To some outsiders, a close relationship may seem suspicious on the surface, even when perfectly innocent. Unfortunately, a swim coach in California faces allegations of sex crimes as a result of reported incidents involving a 7-year-old girl.
The vast majority of medical care professionals in California are dedicated to their patients. They work hard to ensure they have the knowledge to provide adequate treatment and often work long hours seeing patients. Unfortunately, one doctor has recently expressed his shock after he was accused of sex crimes against his patients.
There are a variety of different types of people in California. Many, for example, dedicate their personal and professionals lives to helping others. Unfortunately, one man who opened 19 facilities dedicated to sober living has since been arrested on sex crimes.