Molestation

Pope Francis delivers a speech during a meeting with youth of the diocese on July 5, 2014 in Castelpetroso, southern Italy, as part of his one day visit in the Molise region. (Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

07/07/2014

Joseph Andrew Martin, a teacher at Woodside Elementary School in Concord, is accused of sexually abusing 11 current and former students. (CBS)

Teens Testify In Martinez Court Against Former Concord Teacher On Trial For Molestation

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.

06/24/2014

Joseph Andrew Martin, a teacher at Woodside Elementary School in Concord, is accused of sexually abusing 11 current and former students. (CBS)

Trial Begins Against Concord Elementary School Teacher Accused Of Molesting 14 Students

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.

06/23/2014

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Lawyer Says Pacheco Man Suspected In Niece’s Molestation Was Asleep

The attorney for a Northern California man accused of molesting his 9-year-old niece says his client was asleep at the time.

06/17/2014

Cloverdale High School aide faces 11 years in prison for molesting three students. (Royalty free image)

Sonoma County Special Ed Teacher’s Aide Gets 11 Years In Prison For Molesting Teens

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.

05/16/2014

Andrew Michael Nisbet, a golf instructor at Las Positas Golf Course in Livermore, is accused of sexually assaulting several boys. (Livermore Police Department)

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.

04/30/2014

Richard Guinto (Contra Costa County Sheriff's Dept.)

West Contra Costa Schools Toughen Hiring Policies Over Alleged Teacher Sex Abuse

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.

03/27/2014

Police sketch of man suspected of inappropriately touching students at two elementary schools in East Oakland. The suspect is described as a man between 20-40, about 6' tall, weighing between 180-200 pounds. He has black hair and a mustache and may also have a rash or birthmark on the left side of his forehead. (CBS)

Oakland Police Release Sketch Of Suspect In Lewd Acts At Schools

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.

03/13/2014

Richard Guinto (Contra Costa County Sheriff's Dept.)

Teacher Accused Of Molesting 6 Students At Richmond School Enters Plea

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.

03/08/2014

Richard Guinto (Contra Costa County Sheriff's Dept.)

Richmond Teacher Accused Of Sex Abuse Hired At Another School During Investigation

The arrest and the allegations came as a shock to administrators at the school and the West Contra Costa Unified School District.

03/06/2014

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