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A Look at Child and Teen Sexual Abuse Statistics

According to RAINN, child protective services (CPS) finds evidence or substantiates a childhood sexual abuse claim every nine minutes. That’s 160 cases daily that can be supported by evidence – and by most estimates, only a tiny fraction of childhood sexual abuse claims are reported. This means that at any time in our country, hundreds …

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Safer Internet Day

February 7th is Safer Internet Day, a project started by the EU in 2004 that has since expanded to more than 180 countries worldwide. Safer Internet Day intends to raise awareness of emerging online issues and concerns, including those that most impact children, such as cyberbullying, sexual predators, and cyber stalkers. Children are particularly vulnerable to …

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It’s Time to Talk to Your Children About Good vs. Bad Touching

The sexual abuse of children is shockingly common. One in four girls and one in 13 boys will experience some form of sexual abuse before they reach adulthood, yet many parents avoid talking to their children about what is and is not appropriate touch. A national survey conducted by C.S. Motts Children’s Hospital found that fewer than …

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Orange County Water Polo Coach Convicted

Bahram Hojreh, a prominent Orange County water polo coach, was convicted of dozens of felonies on Wednesday, November 16th. Sentencing will be held on January 12th. Hojreh faces up to 22 years in prison. Hojreh was found guilty of committing 22 felony acts against nine victims, whose ages ranged from 14 to 17 during the …

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Cifarelli Law Firm is Investigating Claims of Sexual Abuse at Servite High School

The Cifarelli Law Firm is actively investigating claims of sexual abuse suffered by students at Servite High School. In light of additional victims coming forward to accuse Father Kevin Fitzpatrick of sexual abuse during their time at the prestigious private school, our firm is actively pursuing additional information that could help victims seek compensatory justice. Father Fitzpatrick …

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Spousal Sexual Assault

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, when people begin to take notice of the dynamics of abusive relationships.  One tactic abusers use that people rarely talk about is spousal sexual assault. Every person should understand spousal sexual assault and how it fits into a larger pattern in abusive relationships. What Is Spousal Sexual Assault? Spousal sexual …

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Can a Sex Offender Move into My Neighborhood?

Generally speaking, sex offenders, once released from prison, a mental facility, or rehabilitation, are free to live in any residential neighborhood within the state. Some exceptions include prohibitions against residing within 2,000 feet of a school or park where children gather while the offender is on parole or probation. Still, by and large, even offenders …

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Youth Sports Sexual Abuse

Around 60 million children between the ages of six and 18 participate in youth sports in the United States annually. For many, the experience is rewarding, educational, and fun. Unfortunately for others, sexual abuse from coaches or other adults involved in youth sports turns what should be enriching into a living nightmare. Several high-profile cases …

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Sexual Harassment and Personal Trainers

Entering into an agreement with a personal trainer requires vulnerability. We trust these professionals to assist us in our health-related goals, provide support and feedback, and guide us towards our best selves. Tragically, this tacit agreement is sometimes broken by personal trainers and others in the fitness industry. What Does Sexual Harassment Look Like? Sexual …

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