A California man is suing a regional Boy Scouts council, alleging he was sexually abused by his scout leader more than 30 years ago.
The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office has identified a 31-year-old man found dead in the trunk of a parked car at Sonoma State University on Monday as Sean Francis Parker.
The California Department of Public Health said Wednesday it is taking enforcement action against the Sonoma Developmental Center where there were allegations of physical abuse of 12 patients last year.
It’s estimated that one in three teenage girls in this country has experienced some form of abuse in an intimate relationship: verbal, emotional or sexual – or all three.
Three family members accused of running an unlicensed group home in an upscale San Jose neighborhood that was littered with excrement and overrun by dogs have pleaded no contest to abuse charges.
The humane society says a landmark $500 million settlement has been reached in a slaughterhouse abuse case that led to the biggest meat recall in U.S. history in 2008.
A jury on Monday convicted a former San Jose principal of failing to report suspected sexual abuse of a child by a teacher. Lyn Vijayendran, 36, was found guilty of the misdemeanor after jurors deliberated for two days.
A San Francisco teacher who was twice accused of physical abuse is starting the new school year in a new classroom, and some parents are not pleased.
Animal shelter officials want three Watsonville youngsters charged for hurting a trio of kittens, including one that was bashed against a wall and had to be euthanized.
The NCAA isn’t shutting down Penn State football, but is fining the program $60 million and banning the team from post-season play for four years.