After Teacher Convicted Of Sex Offenses, Corona-Norco USD Sued

The Corona-Norco Unified School District is the target of a lawsuit stemming from multiple sexual offenses perpetrated by a former high school teacher and athletics coach now serving time in state prison, it was announced Wednesday. “Schools have a duty to protect the safety and welfare of students,” attorney Paul Mones said regarding the civil…

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Five Sexual Assault Survivors Sue Riverside County School District for Employing Convicted Serial Sexual Abuser High School Teacher-Track Coach

Former high school teacher, track and field coach, and cross-country running coach Joe Robles, Jr. – who is currently serving a four-year prison sentence after being convicted of multiple felony sex crimes – has been named in a civil action alleging that he sexually assaulted at least five children between the ages of 14 and 17 between…

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Recent Data On Sexual Abuse In K-12 Schools

The Washington Post recently reported on findings by the U.S. Department of Education concerning sexual abuse in elementary, middle, and high schools. From 2015 to 2018, there was a dramatic increase in sexual assaults. Not only is the data disturbing, but it illustrates potential problems in how schools handle claims of sexual abuse. The findings…

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Joe Robles Jr. Convicted

Paul Mones, P.C. Will File Civil Lawsuit On Behalf Of Victim Of Joe Robles, Jr.  The arrest and conviction of former Eleanor Roosevelt High School track coach Joe Robles, Jr. is another tragic example of a teacher and coach using his position of authority and trust to sexually abuse students. Children and their parents place…

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New York may soon require child sexual abuse training in schools

Soon New York may become the latest state to mandate sexual abuse awareness teaching. Thirty-five other states around the country have passed similar versions of Erin’s Law, which requires public schools to teach age-appropriate lessons to help children understand the difference between appropriate and inappropriate touching, as well as how to report inappropriate conduct to an…

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Sex Abuse Settlement against Los Angeles Unified School District

In response to lawsuits filed by victims’ families alleging sexual abuse of 30 children in two different elementary schools, the Los Angeles Unified School District has agreed to pay $88 million in settlement, according to the Los Angeles Times. The LA Times Reports settlement includes $58 million for 18 students and their families at one school and $30 million…

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The Illusion of Justice for Sexual Abuse Victims

In this Op-Ed for the Washington Post, Paul writes about why the high school wrestlers that disgraced Congressman Dennis Hastert sexually abused while he was a high school coach were denied real justice. He explains why, even on a national scale, most state statute of limitations thwart the filing of sexual claims by victims.

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