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Sexual Assault

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  • In Theory: Celibacy and church scandal

    The Vatican has reaffirmed that the cause of sexual abuse by priests in the Catholic Church has nothing to do with celibacy. Others see celibacy (and according to one cardinal, homosexuality) as a reason priests abuse in the first place. Do you believe celibacy is the root cause of this scandal, or could there exist other causes that haven't been addressed yet? How are celibacy and its challenges addressed within your religious ranks, if it is mandated? Celibacy is a charism: a gift from God.
  • Man arrested on airplane

    A 34-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of sexual battery Thursday after he inappropriately touched a 16-year-old girl on a flight from Northern California to Burbank, authorities said. Van Nuys resident Alexander Weber, who was aboard the Southwest...

    Lawsuit alleges special needs student sexually assaulted by schoolmate

    A parent filed a lawsuit against the Glendale Unified School District last week alleging that her 7-year-old daughter, a first-grader at John Marshall Elementary School with special needs, was sexually assaulted multiple times by another student. The...

    School board rejects county claim seeking indemnity

    The Glendale school board has rejected a claim filed by Los Angeles County officials seeking indemnity from the school district in a case stemming from a former Glendale student who was sexually assaulted by a vocational instructor at Hoover High. The...

    GUSD files complaint against county

    After a Hoover High instructor was sentenced to three years in prison in May for sexually assaulting a female student on campus, the teen filed a lawsuit against Glendale Unified and Los Angeles County the next month. Now, the school district also...