Two teacher from Miramonte Elementary School in south Los Angeles have been arrested. The arrests have stunned parents in the community and garnered national attention.
The first teacher, Mark Berndt is accused of lewd acts as a result of feeding semen to blindfolded children. Police have reported collecting hundreds of disturbing photos surrounding the event.
A second teacher, Martin Springer, was arrested three days later for allegedly touching two students improperly in his classroom at the same school. The students were allegedly 7 years old when the incident occurred.
Stories about the incidents are on the Los Angeles Times website.
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Stories of coaches, teachers, and others in positions of trust who have sexually abused children who were under the supervision have become too common in the news. Victims of these crimes and their families have legal rights, including the ability to file a civil lawsuit to hold people accountable for their actions.
If you have a child that has been sexually abused or mistreated by a teacher, contact a California Crime Victim Lawyer from Rist Law Offices to discuss your case. Our office helps the victims of serious crimes to file civil lawsuits against negligent parties that have failed to prevent crimes from occurring. We represent crime victims throughout California in civil litigation.
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The San Diego Union Tribune reports that a former coach at La Jolla Country Day School is facing sexual abuse charges. Prosecutors charged Vijay Prasad with 13 felony counts that could lead to up to 11 years in prison for an inappropriate relationship with a teenage student. The story is here.
San Diego Child Sex Abuse Lawyers
If you or a loved one have been the victim of sexual abuse, contact a Child Sex Abuse Lawyer from Rist Law Offices to discuss your case. We handle serious crime victim cases throughout California and can help victims of child sexual abuse to identify whether they can file a civil action as a result of the abuse. All information is kept strictly confidential and there is no charge to speak to the victim of sexual abuse or their family to discuss a case.
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Penn State has been absolutely rocked by a sexual abuse scandal this week. According to reports at ESPN, two high-ranking officials inside of the athletic department have been arraigned for lying to a grand jury and failing to report alleged child sex abuse. Multiple stories and videos are linked here.
The athletic director and senior vice president for business and finance were arraigned. The story arises sexual abuse allegations made against former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, who at one time was believed to be a potential replacement for head coach Joe Paterno. Reports at espn.com reflect that Sandusky was arrested for sexually assaulting young boys he met through a charity he founded for at-risk youths. One of the most shocking allegations made in the string of stories is that a student claimed to have seen Sandusky assaulting a child in a locker room and reported this to head coach Joe Paterno, who then reported this to the athletic director. Noticeably, no one appears to have reported any of this to the police.
Getting Help from a Sexual Abuse Victim’s Lawyer
If you or a loved one have been sexually abused, contact a Sexual Abuse Victim Lawyer from Rist Law Offices about your case. We work with the victims of sexual abuse in filing civil lawsuits against criminal perpetrators who committed the abuse and/or other defendants who failed to take any steps to protect someone from sexual abuse.
Our office will works with victims in all fifty states in helping them to seek civil redress. We also will help victims to seek counselling and other services no matter where they live. There is never a charge to speak to the victim of a crime and all information is kept completely confidential. For more information about our work in civil cases, contact us toll free at 866-982-5299.