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November 2, 2007 | Maura Dolan, Times Staff Writer
SAN FRANCISCO -- The LAPD and the Boy Scouts of America may not be held liable for alleged sexual abuse of teenage boys by a former deputy police chief, the California Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday. The state high court said the alleged victims had failed to show that the LAPD and the scouting group knew or should have known that retired Deputy Police Chief David Kalish had committed sexual misconduct with other minors before he was accused by the teenagers.
October 17, 2007 | Greg Krikorian and John Spano, Times Staff Writers
A lawsuit accusing the two most powerful Roman Catholic prelates in the Western Hemisphere of negligence was partially resolved Tuesday, when a Los Angeles judge ruled he had no jurisdiction to decide whether Cardinal Norberto Rivera of Mexico City had conspired with officials in the U.S. to protect an alleged pedophile priest. Barring an appeal or a decision to refile the case in Mexico, the ruling by L.A.
September 7, 2007 | Tomas Alex Tizon, Times Staff Writer
Jack McClellan, the self-labeled pedophile who was hounded out of Southern California last month, has eluded criminal prosecution, but he has not been able to shake off the public's watchful eye. A nationwide web of bloggers who have been tracking his movements told police this week that McClellan had moved to the Portland, Ore., area. The 45-year-old is a native of Arlington, Wash.
August 25, 2007 | Tami Abdollah, Times Staff Writer
A self-proclaimed pedophile was ordered Friday to stay at least 10 yards from any child in the state by a judge who extended a temporary restraining order for three years. Jack McClellan, 45, must stay away from areas where children are found, including parks, playgrounds and schools. Friday's hearing was to determine the future of the temporary order, issued Aug. 3 by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Melvin Sandvig in Chatsworth.
August 22, 2007 | Richard Winton, Times Staff Writer
Self-proclaimed pedophile Jack McClellan was released from custody Tuesday after the Los Angeles city attorney's office determined that the restraining order he was arrested for allegedly violating was defective and dismissed its criminal case against him. The decision represents a major blow to parents groups that for months have tried to get police to keep McClellan away from children even though law enforcement officers say he is not breaking the law.
August 15, 2007 | Richard Winton and Andrew Blankstein, Times Staff Writers
Self-proclaimed pedophile Jack McClellan was arrested this week for allegedly violating a judge's restraining order intended to protect children and put their parents at ease. But within hours, he was back on the street and in front of the television cameras. McClellan was then arrested again for the same offense and is now being held on $150,000 bail. But keeping McClellan behind bars may prove more difficult, legal experts said.
August 14, 2007 | From a Times Staff Writer
Self-proclaimed pedophile Jack McClellan was arrested at UCLA twice Monday, first in the afternoon outside a child development building on suspicion of violating a statewide restraining order prohibiting him from coming within 10 yards of any child in California. He was detained again about 10:20 p.m. after UCLA police saw McClellan, 45, being interviewed on a TV newscast while standing in a campus parking lot. A university spokesperson said McClellan was booked for trespassing.
August 10, 2007
Ordinarily, men with Jack McClellan's proclivities come to the public's attention when their crimes are exposed. Then our fear, our anger and our sympathies are specific to perpetrator and victim. But in an age when we are inundated with revelations of child sexual abuse, McClellan, a self-described pedophile, has generated a new category of creep.
August 4, 2007 | Carla Hall, Times Staff Writer
In a surprising move, a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge on Friday granted a sweeping temporary restraining order barring self-proclaimed pedophile Jack McClellan from coming within 10 yards of any child in California. Judge Melvin Sandvig's order specifically prohibits McClellan from following, stalking, hitting or loitering around any minor. He also cannot contact or photograph a child or post on the Internet pictures or video of a minor without parental consent. "Victory!"
August 2, 2007 | Carla Hall, Times Staff Writer
Jack McClellan publicizes his attraction to young girls, does the rounds of television news and talk shows, and cooperates with the police. When Santa Monica police confronted him last week at a Jack in the Box -- after he had been spotted in the children's section of the city's main library by a nervous mother who called police -- he agreed to let officers photograph him.
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