Articles Tagged with Sacramento Sexual Assault Lawyer

Teacher Arrested for Sexual Relations With Teenager

A teacher arrested on April 11 was accused of repeatedly having sexual relations with a former Sacramento student in 2017. According to the El Dorado Sheriff’s Office, the former student told police that the encounters took place over a six month period at the teacher’s home in Cameron Park. When it happened, the teacher was employed by the Sacramento Natomas Pacific Pathways Charter School where he taught Spanish. The court set the teacher’s bail at $100,000.

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High School Coach Arrested

I’m Ed Smith, a Sexual Assault Lawyer in Sacramento. A Kennedy High School soccer coach was taken into custody by the Sheriff’s Department on Christmas Day on suspicion of trafficking in underage girls. He has since been arraigned and charged with felony counts of false imprisonment, pandering, and human trafficking.

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MeToo Hits Close to Home

I’m Ed Smith, a College Campus Sexual Assault Lawyer in Sacramento. A retired professor with UC Davis is facing allegations of sexual assault by a former student. The survivor’s story is part of the current #MeToo campaign trending on social media. The alleged incident in Davis purportedly happened 30 years ago when the injured party was a freshman at the school.

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Eric Echols Pleads No Contest in Sacramento Court 

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento sexual assault lawyer. A Sacramento resident, Eric Echols, pleaded no contest in Sacramento Superior Court on October 19 to six felony counts and one misdemeanor count of molesting six children. Superior Sacramento Court Judge Michael Sweet has set sentencing in the case for December 21.

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Supporting Survivors of Sexual Assault

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento sexual assault lawyer. It’s not an easy thing for survivors to talk about a sexual assault. To complicate things, many people don’t know what to say to a survivor. Here are some tips to help family members and friends be supportive of survivors reporting and recovering from sexual assault.

New Sexual Assault Laws in California

New Sexual Assault Laws in California

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento sexual assault lawyer. As of July, employers who have 25 or more employees are mandated in the state of California to provide notice in a written format to newly hired employees explaining their rights regarding sexual assault, stalking and domestic violence. The employers must also make clear to new employees that letting an employee go, retaliating or discriminating against an employee who was sexually assaulted, stalked or who has experienced domestic violence and took time off their job is prohibited. In addition, the employer must make it possible for the employee to remain safe by providing a transfer or a changed schedule if need be.