• Ohio State officials failed to act as doctor abused 177 athletes over nearly two decades

    Coaches and athletic administrators at Ohio State University knew for two decades that Dr. Richard Strauss was molesting male athletes but failed to sound the alarm or stop him, a long-awaited independent investigation into the scandal revealed Friday. “Students openly discussed Strauss’ examination methods or complained about his loitering presence in the shower and locker […]

  • Hesperia Janitor Accused of Molesting 6-Year-Old and Other Victims

    A janitor at a Hesperia Elementary School arrested on suspicion of molesting a 6-year-old boy was also accused of molesting more victims, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said Wednesday. Pedro Martinez, 45, of Hesperia worked as a janitor at Maple Elementary School since 2005, officials said. Deputies at the station received a tip Tuesday […]

  • Man Accused of Molesting, Kidnapping Toddler Appears in Court

    A registered sex offender who was attacked by a girl’s father and arrested by San Diego police in an alleged kidnapping in Oak Park, faced a judge Wednesday. Francisco “Frankie” Diaz is accused of entering the 3-year-old’s bedroom after breaking the window screen and raping her before taking her to his home two doors away, San […]

  • Jury Weighs Fate of Man Accused of Molesting Stepdaughter

    Jury deliberations began Wednesday in the trial of a Temecula man accused of molesting his 6-year-old stepdaughter repeatedly while her mother was at work. Dana Leon Wilber, 51, is charged with two counts each of lewd acts on a minor and copulation of a child under 10 years old. Following four days of testimony, the […]

  • SoCal Pastor Sentenced to 15 Years for Child Molestation

    A former pastor at a Carlsbad church who pleaded guilty to repeatedly molesting a child over the course of nearly two years was sentenced to 15 years in prison Tuesday. Prosecutors said the man, who was a pastor at the North Coast Calvary Chapel at the time of his arrest, only turned himself in because […]

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