Pope Francis Asks Forgiveness For Clergy Sex Abuse, Vows To Hold Bishops Accountable For Shielding Pedophile Priests
Pope Francis begged forgiveness Monday in his first meeting with Catholics sexually abused by members of the clergy and went further than any of his predecessors by vowing to hold bishops accountable for their handling of pedophile priests.
Two 14-year-old boys testified in a Martinez courtroom Tuesday that their former teacher at Concord’s Woodside Elementary School put his hand down their shirts and fondled them during class and after-school hangouts.
Joseph Martin, 46, is on trial in Contra Costa County Superior Court for 150 counts of sexual abuse of former students at Woodside Elementary School.
The attorney for a Northern California man accused of molesting his 9-year-old niece says his client was asleep at the time.
A former Cloverdale High School teacher’s aide will be sentenced in July to more than 11 years in prison for molesting three teenage boys.
Livermore Junior Golf Instructor Accused Of Molesting Students Reportedly Plotted To Kill Alleged Victims
32-year-old Andrew Nisbet, who is already facing dozens of charges pertaining to the alleged molestation of three teenage boys, attempted to hire a hit man to kill his victims, according to the district attorney’s office.
The West Contra Costa Unified School District is toughening its hiring policies weeks after a popular sixth-grade teacher in El Cerrito was arrested for allegedly molesting six students at his previous workplace in Richmond.
Oakland police released a sketch Wednesday of a man who is suspected of inappropriately touching students at two elementary schools in East Oakland in the past two months.
A teacher accused of sexually abusing six elementary school students pleaded not guilty to more than two dozen felony charges filed against him in Contra Costa County Superior Court on Friday.
The arrest and the allegations came as a shock to administrators at the school and the West Contra Costa Unified School District.