Articles Posted in Clergy Sexual Abuse

The lawsuit was filed by the law firm of Cerri, Boskovich & Allard on behalf of a victim of Wrestling Coach and Youth Group Leader Kevin Lopez.

The law firm of Cerri, Boskovich & Allard is announcing a $1.548 million settlement resulting from sexual abuse committed by convicted wrestling coach and youth group leader Kevin Lopez. Attorney Lauren Cerri represented the victim in his lawsuit against both the San Ramon Valley Unified School District and New Life Church of Alamo.

The lawsuit alleged that one year before Lopez was arrested, the administration at California High School in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District violated mandatory reporting laws by failing to report suspected sexual abuse and by conducting its own investigation after receiving two complaints about Lopez’s sexual improprieties. The District agreed to settle the case against it for $699,000.

Keith Woodhouse Convicted

Keith Woodhouse was convicted today of 30 felony counts of lewd and lascivious acts on a child under 14. Woodhouse was hired by Child Development Center, Inc. (CDI) to work at its day-care programs at Trace and El Rancho Elementary Schools in San Jose. While working at these locations, Woodhouse molested nine young girls.

Childhood molestation attorney Robert Allard, representing seven of the victims, issued the following statement. “The families are relieved that criminal justice has been imposed on a serial pedophile. Now we can turn our attention to repairing the damage to these children by holding accountable those organizations which allowed this to happen. Both the then-current and former employer of Woodhouse knew or should have known that he presented a grave risk to children. As a result, steps should have been taken to protect them. Instead, they were left vulnerable and unprotected and as a consequence savagely molested.”

American Board of Trial Advocates
The Best Lawyers in America
Best Law Firms
The National Trial Lawyers
California Lawyer
Irish Legal 100
Santa Clara County Bar
Super Lawyers
National Association of Distinguished Counsel - Top One Percent
Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association
Public Justice Trial Lawyer of The Year
Contact Information