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Media Coverage for Irwindale PD Sex Abuse Settlement

Here is a list of media and news articles that covered our $2.75 million settlement with the City of Irwindale for sexual abuse by former officer Daniel Camerano of an underage female Police Explorer Scout in the Irwindale Police Department.

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LAUSD Lawyer Fired

In late 2014 a lawyer for California’s largest school district, the L.A. Unified School District, successfully argued that a 14-year old, 8th grader was partially responsible for being raped and sexually abused by her teacher Elkis Hermida. The attorney who argued on behalf of the school district, W. Keith Wyatt, was subsequently fired after an interview that aired on KPCC, a local public radio station. NBC News interviewed California Child Abuse Attorney, Anthony DeMarco regarding his thoughts on the controversy as a local child sexual abuse expert.

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Anthony DeMarco Wins $13 million Settlement with Los Angeles Archdiocese

Anthony DeMarco Wins $13 million Settlement with Los Angeles Archdiocese

Sex abuse attorney Anthony DeMarco negotiated a $13 million settlement with the Roman Catholic Church’s Los Angeles Archdiocese. Twenty-six victims of child molestation by Church clergy in Los Angeles were represented and were awarded the money. The child abuse victims were a mix of men and women who were sexually abused when they were children. Some of the children were altar boys. Others attended Catholic schools where the priests worked and taught. One of the accused priests has been seen ministering in Mexico even after his duties were removed by the Church. The most significant part of this case is that Anthony DeMarco successfully demonstrated that the Los Angeles Cardinal, Roger Mahony, actively and intentionally hid information about the child molestation from investigators and protected the interests of the priests over the children who were abused.

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Anthony DeMarco Exposes Church Documents, Cardinal Roger Mahony Hides Sex Abuse

Cardinal Roger Mahony, Los Angeles Archdiocese, Vatican, Catholic Church

Anthony DeMarco is well known for discovering evidence that links Catholic church officials directly to the clergy sex abuse scandal. In his latest discovery, the California clergy abuse lawyer uncovered documents and Church personnel files that show Cardinal Roger Mahony’s explicit involvement in the sex abuse cover up. Cardinal Mahony, among others, made numerous attempts at shuffling pedophile priests around to different Catholic Diocese instead of contacting authorities or launching criminal investigations. Anthony DeMarco was able to make some of the incriminating documents released to the public.

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Los Angeles Archdiocese Abuse Files

September 8, 2012

In October 2012 the Law Office of Anthony DeMarco successfully argued in the U.S. Supreme Court for the public release of priest personnel files held by the Los Angeles Archdiocese. Based on our litigation, the California Appellate Court agreed that the personnel records for Catholic Priests who worked within the Los Angeles Archdiocese and were accused or convicted of child molestation should be public record. This was a big victory for us and one that mirrors the previous release of records that won in San Diego in 2010. Links are provided to access the records by priest name.

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Vance Miller, LAUSD music teacher, sued for allegedly molesting students

Pasadena’s local public media station, KPCC, and the Los Angeles Times report about the civil lawsuit that we filed regarding a Los Angeles School District music teacher who is accused of molesting children at Hamilton High School, where he worked. The alleged perpetrator, Vance Miller, is accused of maintaining an ongoing sexual relationship with one of the children for three to four years.

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Anthony DeMarco Gets Secret Letter Released, Pope Knew of Sex Abuse.

Image of Pope Paul VI in 1963 with President Robert Kennedy

In 1963 a letter written by a Catholic administrator from New Mexico tells the pope to stop giving specialized treatment to pedophile priests and recommends that abusive priests be removed from active ministry. Anthony DeMarco notes that the letter constitutes evidence that the Vatican knew or should have known about clergy abuse in the U.S. for decades. The letter uses language that suggests the depth of the churches knowledge, claiming that pedophile priests should be removed and to “not shuffle them around, not pass them from diocese to diocese.” After discovering the letter, which was kept confidential under a court order, Anthony DeMarco argued for its release to the public.

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Diocese Looks into Claims against Priest

Sexual abuse lawyer Anthony DeMarco files lawsuit representing a victim, identified as “Robert O.,” who is one among 25 plaintiffs who are finalizing a settlement with the Los Angeles Archdiocese and the Franciscan Friars in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

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