| Jun 25, 2014
| 7:10 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed legislation aimed at speeding the dismissal of public school teachers for gross misconduct, a bill in reaction to a sex abuse case at Miramonte Elementary School in Los Angeles.
The measure was introduced after...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 2:15 PM
A man who claimed he was sexually abused by his teacher when he was 14 years old has settled his lawsuit against the Burbank Unified school district that alleged school officials failed to oversee the teacher and train employees to recognize signs of...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Michael Egan III (pictured above), who has filed sexual abuse lawsuits against director Bryan Singer and three Hollywood execs, has dismissed his suit against Broadway producer and theme park designer Gary Goddard.
The motion was filed in federal court...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 9:26 AM
Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran’s office is reviewing a complaint alleging that one of his top officers threatened deputies and command staff during a meeting.
A letter fellow officers sent to the county’s human resources department...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 7:57 PM
Two young men told police Timothy Smith, the top aide of longtime U.S. Rep. Tim Holden, brought them to the basement of his Muhlenberg Township home, gave them alcohol and made unwanted sexual advances.
More than 20 years before that episode, Smith...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 11:22 AM
A trial got underway today for a former South Side high school basketball coach on charges he sexually assaulted an underage female student.
Kevin Jones, a former varsity boys’ basketball coach at Epic Academy Charter High School in the 8200 block...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 6:39 PM
The U.S. Department of Education has opened an investigation into Morgan State University's handling of a reported sexual assault, as the number of colleges nationwide facing scrutiny for their response to sexual violence allegations grows.
| Jul 3, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Skyler Page, the creator of Cartoon Network series "Clarence," has been fired from Cartoon Network Studios amid allegations of sexual assault made by a female co-worker.
In a series of Twitter posts on Tuesday and Wednesday, artist Emily Partridge...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 5:17 PM
A former South Side boys basketball coach accused of sexually assaulting an underage female student and attempting to assault another was acquitted Thursday by a Cook County jury.
Kevin Jones, 37, cried with family members outside Judge Stanley Sacks&...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 8:53 AM
Baltimore is changing the way it handles cases of alleged child abuse and neglect — part of a broad social-services strategy that has been touted by Maryland officials but abandoned in some other states.
The new approach, which is designed to...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 11:44 AM
The American Apparel story is a saga of sleazy behavior and flagrant dereliction of duty. No, we're not talking about the Los Angeles company's founder, chairman and CEO, Dov Charney, though he's bad enough.
We're talking about its board of directors....