A state appeals court in San Francisco Monday upheld a $2.8 million compensatory damage award for a woman who was molested as a child by an adult member of the North Fremont Jehovah’s Witnesses Congregation.
A 36-year-old man faces a life sentence following his conviction for sexually abusing four children while serving as a counselor for troubled and disabled youths in Los Gatos and San Jose from 2007 to 2011, a prosecutor said Friday.
A Bay Area man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to transporting a 14-year-old girl to northern Nevada with the intent to have sex with her
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.
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 state Senate on Monday passed a bill making it easier to fire teachers accused of sex abuse, child abuse or serious drug crimes.
A man who sexually abused a young female relative and kept her largely confined to their Richmond home for more than a decade pleaded guilty Wednesday to rape charges and will soon face sentencing.
A South Bay jury that found three schoolgirls and their parents liable for defaming a Catholic school teacher they branded as a “perv,” is about to decide how much one of the students should pay in punitive damages.
A San Mateo County sheriff’s deputy has been arrested and charged with molesting an underage female relative, a deputy district attorney said Tuesday.
Prosecutors in Santa Cruz County have filed 28 criminal charges against a former surfing instructor in a child sex abuse and pornography case that police believe involved “hundreds” of victims.