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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1990
A South Los Angeles man has been charged with 10 counts of committing lewd acts with a child in connection with the sexual molestation of four boys between the ages of 9 and 14, police said. Michael Milton Alexander, 27, was arrested two weeks ago after relatives of the 9-year-old boy told police they had caught Alexander molesting the youth at their home, police said. The boy told police that Alexander had been molesting several other boys as well.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz and Joseph Serna
A Boyle Heights handyman was charged Tuesday with kidnapping a 3-year-old girl from a party over the weekend and sexually molesting her. Edward Lopez, 55, allegedly took the toddler from a party at about 11 p.m. Saturday and was found naked "in a locked shed with the child several hours later," according to a statement from the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. Lopez was charged with one count of oral copulation of a child under 10, one count of kidnapping to commit a lewd act on a child and one count of lewd act on a child, according to prosecutors.
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OPINION
July 2, 2003
Many people are blaming the Supreme Court for striking down California's retroactive child molestation law, thereby freeing hundreds of accused abusers (June 27). If any group is to be blamed it is the Legislature, for rubber-stamping the wishes of law enforcement and the child-abuse establishment (social workers, lawyers and others who make their living with victims and perpetrators) when, in 1994, it removed the statute of limitations on molestation prosecutions. Or perhaps we should blame the framers of the Constitution itself for including that pesky ex post facto clause merely to end centuries of legal manipulation of the weak by the powerful.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 2012 | By Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times
Personnel files of Los Angeles Archdiocese Roman Catholic priests accused of sexual molestation will be released to the public within the next few months, an archdiocese lawyer said Wednesday. The release follows a decision by the California Supreme Court on Wednesday to deny an attempt by individual priests to keep the records private. J. Michael Hennigan, an attorney for the archdiocese, said the church agreed as part of a 2006 settlement to release the personnel files of several dozen accused priests.
NEWS
May 1, 1992 | From Associated Press
The Navy's inspector general issued a scathing report Thursday that described in graphic detail the sexual molestation of 26 women at a 1991 convention of naval aviators, and he charged that top Navy admirals had "tacitly approved" of such activity for years. The Naval Investigative Service said its seven-month investigation showed the women, more than half of them officers, suffered "varying degrees of sexual assaults."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 1993 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A chauffeur for Michael Jackson has said in a sworn deposition that the entertainer instructed him to take a suitcase and briefcase from Jackson's Century City apartment on the same day that investigators searched the property for evidence of sexual molestation, sources close to the case said Wednesday. The chauffeur, Gary Hearne, was questioned by lawyers for more than five hours Tuesday, and some details of his statement were relayed to investigators Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1995 | PAUL ELIAS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A prosecutor said Thursday that Gloria (Gigi) Goldman will not have to endure a second trial because his office is dropping all sexual molestation charges against the former elementary school teacher. "It's been an interesting time," a visibly relieved Goldman said during an impromptu press conference at the courthouse after Deputy Dist. Atty. Mark Pachowicz made his announcement.
NEWS
September 3, 1992 | LYNN SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At one time it was adultery. Then it was drinking, followed by drug addiction or domestic violence. Now, over the past half-dozen years, child sexual abuse allegations have come to be seen as the most powerful "J'accuse" in divorce battles. The accusations have become so fraught with overtones of sinister gamesmanship that Woody Allen, in fighting recent allegations that he molested his 7-year-old adopted daughter, turned around and charged his accuser, Mia Farrow, with having played "the child abuse card."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 2001
Re "Church Settles Suit, Toughens Policies," Aug. 21: Instead of creating programs for victims who are sexually molested, maybe the Catholic Church should consider changing its guidelines on priesthood to allow priests and nuns to get married. I think that would resolve the problem of sexual molestation. Adrianna D. Mendez Buena Park
MAGAZINE
June 28, 1992
Congratulations to Barry Siegel for tackling a controversial issue ("Idaho Gothic," May 17). Unfortunately, he appears to have fallen for the same shtick that has kept authorities off the trail of Satan worshipers. Tragically, sexual molestation and torture of children are part and parcel of satanic ritual. The eyewitness testimony from survivors is consistent around the world and, in recent years, has become overwhelming. The most painful cut of all was when little Timothy's testimony was disregarded.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 2011 | By Shan Li, Los Angeles Times
A former California mental hospital director who prosecutors alleged had a history of sexually abusing young boys was convicted Thursday of molesting his son. A Long Beach jury found Claude Edward Foulk, 63, guilty on 31 counts of sexual molestation, including lewd acts on a child and sodomy by use of force. He was acquitted on four other counts. Now 27, his son, a former foster child who was later adopted by Foulk, testified that he was abused from age 9 until he fled home at 21. He said he was "beyond happy" at the verdict.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 2010 | By Steve Chawkins
The young girl told classmates, who told school employees, who told county social workers. But her sexual abuse by a school board member continued for years and some of the school officials who worked with him want to know why. Last week, Brian E. Martin, 49, a member of Ventura County's Rio School District board since 2006, pleaded guilty to continuous sexual molestation of a girl under age 15 and inflicting "great bodily harm" — by...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 2010 | By Richard Winton
A two-year manhunt for a kidnapping and molestation suspect has ended with the arrest of a Hollywood man, thanks to some high-tech sleuthing seemingly out of the TV show "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation." Daniel Merino, 41, was arrested Friday on suspicion of kidnapping for sexual assault, and now faces multiple felony charges that could send him to prison for life if convicted, LAPD Deputy Chief Jim McDonnell said. Merino is accused of targeting young girls who were walking alone and enticing them into apartment buildings where he tried to molest them.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 4, 2004
Despite Times reporter Anne-Marie O'Connor's obvious attempts at fairness and balance, Michael Reagan still comes off as a lamebrain, if not a lunatic, who claims to have been molested as a child but cannot discern the difference between a pedophile and a homosexual ("A Separate Peace," Aug. 31). I'm thrilled that he's finally come to terms with the color green, but whatever he is today was obviously shaped by childhood trauma that went far beyond sexual molestation. Ronald Reagan trumpeted the virtues of "family values" to worshipful voters but forced Michael to sleep on the couch so that he could employ a live-in cook.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 2003 | Jean Guccione, Times Staff Writer
With the deadline approaching to file lawsuits against the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles for older claims of child sexual abuse, three sisters Thursday alleged that they had been molested as children by a priest transferred to their parish after he had been accused of molesting another child. Retired priest G. Neville Rucker lured two of the sisters into the rectory at St.
OPINION
July 2, 2003
Many people are blaming the Supreme Court for striking down California's retroactive child molestation law, thereby freeing hundreds of accused abusers (June 27). If any group is to be blamed it is the Legislature, for rubber-stamping the wishes of law enforcement and the child-abuse establishment (social workers, lawyers and others who make their living with victims and perpetrators) when, in 1994, it removed the statute of limitations on molestation prosecutions. Or perhaps we should blame the framers of the Constitution itself for including that pesky ex post facto clause merely to end centuries of legal manipulation of the weak by the powerful.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1995 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI
A Superior Court judge has increased by $250,000 the bail established for a former elementary school teacher accused of molesting seven students, saying he is a flight risk. Deputy Dist. Atty. Phillip Rabichow said Thursday he feared Jeffrey Raker, 46, of Studio City might try to escape from custody because he had done so once before.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 1990
A South Los Angeles man who was charged last week with 10 counts of child molestation for allegedly molesting four boys was charged this week with molesting another boy, bringing the total number of felony sexual molestation counts against him to 11, police said. Michael Milton Alexander, 27, was arrested Aug. 30 after relatives of a 9-year-old boy told police they had caught Alexander molesting the youth at their home, police said. The boys are between the ages of 9 and 14, police said.
HEALTH
May 13, 2002 | LINDA MARSA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The scandal that has engulfed the Roman Catholic Church has thrown light on a form of sexual abuse that, perhaps more than any other, has always hidden in the shadows. The sexual victimization of children by adults reaches far beyond the church to permeate society. Some experts say that as many as one in four girls and one out of six boys under the age of 18 will be molested at least once in their lives.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 2001 | WILLIAM LOBDELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Archdiocese of Los Angeles on Wednesday sent out an unprecedented personal letter of apology in a molestation case involving a priest, marking the end of a high-profile lawsuit that included a record $5.2-million settlement. The contents of the letter closely match a short apology read by church lawyers in court Tuesday, church officials said, though the archdiocese declined to release the letter. "Let me be clear: the archdiocese abhors sexual misconduct," John P.
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