September 21, 1994 |
Prosecutors have decided not to file child molestation charges against superstar entertainer Michael Jackson and are expected to announce that decision today, sources close to the case said Tuesday. District attorney's offices in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara counties have been weighing criminal charges against Jackson for more than a year, but have been stymied in part by the reluctance of the boy who made the initial allegations to testify against Jackson.
November 30, 1993 |
Thirty-four boys were sexually abused by a dozen Roman Catholic priests during decades of nude games, fondling and sex acts at a now-closed seminary, a panel organized by the Franciscan order concluded Monday. "The abuse perpetrated by our own brothers on the victims and their families is truly horrific," said Joseph P. Chinnici, provincial minister of the Oakland-based Province of St. Barbara and leader of Franciscans in seven Western states. "We totally abhor what has occurred," Chinnici said.
December 1, 1993 |
At first there was just one known victim. A pre-adolescent boy had been sexually molested by two Franciscan monks at St. Anthony's Seminary in Santa Barbara. Soon, anxious parents wondered if there were more. In October, 1992--several months after the first revelation--two men stood up at a public meeting and said that they, too, had been sexually abused as teen-agers at the seminary.
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June 11, 1998 |
A registered sex offender who knew he was infected with the AIDS virus faces life in prison for having sex with a 15-year-old boy from Port Hueneme. Sean Alexander De France, 40, of Santa Barbara pleaded guilty last month in Ventura County Superior Court to six counts of sodomy, oral copulation and committing lewd acts upon a child under the age of 16. Each count carries a special allegation because De France committed the crimes knowing he was infected with HIV. Deputy Dist. Atty.
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December 10, 2003 |
Months before Santa Barbara County officials arrested Michael Jackson on suspicion of child molestation, Los Angeles County child welfare investigators had determined there was no basis to believe the boy involved in the case had been abused, according to a confidential memo revealed Tuesday. The Nov.