Former Highland Park Football Coach Sentenced to 36 Years for Molesting Teens

January 19, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

A former volunteer football coach at a Highland Park high school was sentenced last week to 36 years in state prison for sex-related acts involving five teenage boys.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Ray G. Jurado imposed the term on Jaime Jimenez to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life and not to contact the victims for 10 years.

Jimenez, 48, of Los Angeles, was removed from his post at Franklin High School after his April 2015 arrest, Los Angeles Unified School District officials said.

Jimenez pleaded no contest Nov. 10 to two felony counts each of continuous sexual abuse and lewd act on a child 14 to 15 years old and one count of misdemeanor sexual battery.

The five victims were between 13 to 16 years old at the time of the crimes, which occurred between August 2002 and December 2014 and did not happen on school grounds, according to Deputy District Attorney Reinhold Mueller.

 

Ex Entrenador de Fútbol Americano en Highland Park Sentenciado a 36 Años en Prisión

January 19, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Un ex entrenador voluntario de fútbol americano, en una escuela secundaria en el área de Highland Park, fue sentenciado el 13 de enero a 36 años en la prisión estatal por actos sexuales involucrando a cinco adolescentes.

El juez de la Corte Superior de Los Ángeles, Ray G. Jurado, le impuso el término a Jaime Jiménez de registrarse como delincuente sexual por el resto de su vida y de no tener contacto con las víctimas durante 10 años.

Jiménez, de 48 años, originario de Los Ángeles, fue removido de su puesto en la Escuela Franklin High después de su arresto en abril de 2015, dijeron los funcionarios del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Los Ángeles.

Jiménez abogó por no impugnar el 10 de noviembre a dos cargos de felonía cada uno por abuso sexual continuo y un acto lascivo contra un niño de 14 a 15 años de edad y una cuenta de delito de abuso sexual a un menor.

Las cinco víctimas tenían entre 13 y 16 años de edad en el momento que ocurrieron los delitos entre agosto de 2002 y diciembre de 2014 y no ocurrieron en los terrenos de la escuela, según el Fiscal Adjunto del Distrito, Reinhold Mueller.

Breves de la Comunidad

November 17, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Bell Gardens

(CNS)- Un tiroteo fatal de un hombre en Bell Gardens está bajo investigación el cual fue el miércoles en la noche en la cuadra 5600 de la calle Quinn, dijo Jeffrey Gordon de la Oficina de Información del Sheriff.

La policía de Bell Gardens solicitó la ayuda de la División de Homicidios del Sheriff del Condado de Los Ángeles en la investigación, dijo Gordon.

La víctima fue llevada a un hospital donde murió y la información sobre el responsable aun no está disponible.

Commerce

(CNS)- Las autoridades están en búsqueda de un SUV conectado con el tiroteo de un hombre de aproximadamente 30 años en la Autopista (5) en Commerce, el 15 de noviembre.

El tiroteo fue reportado a la Patrulla de Carreteras de California (CHP) justo antes de las 8:30 p.m. del lunes y ocurrió cerca del Bulevar Washington.

La víctima según condujo hasta la Avenida Boyle y la Calle First donde se reunió con autoridades antes de ser trasladado a un hospital. Él está en condición estable, de acuerdo al CHP.

El SUV es creído ser un Chevy Suburban o un Tahoe de los años 90’s de color azul oscuro o negro, o un GMC Yukon, dijo Kravig. El motivo todavía del incidente no fue revelado. 

Commerce

(CNS)- Un hombre indigente murió a tiros en Commerce y fue identificado por la oficina del forense el 11 de noviembre.

Enrique Guzmán Ríos, de 33 años, fue tiroteado en la cuadra 2100 del Bulevar Atlantic, cerca de la Autopista 5 hacia Santa Ana. Él incidente fue reportado a las 6:04 p.m. del martes dijo Caroline Rodríguez de la Oficina de Información del Sheriff.

Ríos fue declarado muerto en el lugar y no se reveló información acerca del responsable.

Highland Park

(CNS)- Un ex entrenador voluntario de fútbol en Franklin High School no disputó los cargos sexuales relacionados involucrando a cinco jovenes entre el 2002 al 2014, el 10 de noviembre.

Jaime Jiménez, de 48 años, se declaró culpable de dos cargos de felonía, cada uno de abuso sexual continuo y acto lascivo con un niño de 14 a 15 años y un cargo de delito menor de agresión sexual, de acuerdo a la Oficina del Fiscal del Condado de Los Angeles.

Jímenez se enfrenta a 36 años y dos meses en prisión y se espera que sea requirido a registrarse como delincuente sexual por el resto de su vida.

Workers Back Anti-Wage Theft Bill

August 27, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Janitors, housekeepers, airline and restaurant workers were among participants supporting legislation to end wage theft at a town hall meeting Friday in Highland Park at Franklin High School.

Senate leader Kevin de Leon spoke about his legislation, SB 588, the Fair Day’s Pay Act, which he said would strengthen the State Labor Commissioner’s ability to collect wages owed to employees.

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Hard working employees shouldn’t have to go hungry or live in crowded places because they don’t earn enough, said De Leon, who represents Highland Park, Vernon and Boyle Heights.

“It is criminal that [business owners] have stolen those wages from you,” he told the gathering. “Why? Because you have to pay your bills, your children’s education. You need your money to survive!”

Senator Kevin de Leon (center) with workers after the town hall meeting in Franklin High School in support of SB 588. (EGP photo by Jacqueline Garcia)

Senator Kevin de Leon (center) with workers after the town hall meeting in Franklin High School in support of SB 588. (EGP photo by Jacqueline Garcia)

In California, one in three workers is paid less than the minimum wage and every week in Los Angeles about $26.5 million in wage theft violations occur, according to the California Fair Paycheck Coalition.

Long lines, language barriers and the potential loss of paid work days prevent many employees from filing claims to regain lost wages, according to De Leon. The government’s existing system for collecting unpaid wages is also complex and ineffective, making it harder for workers and easier for bad employers to get away with not paying their employees what’s owed.

Those who do file a claim and win, according to the coalition, are rarely compensated.

“Five out of six workers who win their theft cases never see a dime” due to the complexity of the process, says the coalition.

“This is a situation happening every day in California and employers have been getting away with it,” SEIU President David Huerta told EGP.

Examples of wage theft include employers who pay less than minimum wage or who pay workers for fewer hours than worked, as well as employers who misclassify workers as independent contractors or who do not pay over-time as required by law.

“This issue gets worse with undocumented workers because they become silent victims,” Huerta said.

A 2010 University of California, Los Angeles Labor Center study found that local low-wage workers are robbed of about $1 billion in wages each year.

The harm caused by wage theft is not just financial, but also poses a health and wellbeing risk to workers in low-wage jobs and their families with poor living conditions, said Fabiola Santiago, a researcher with the Human Impact Partners.

“When workers experience wage theft they don’t have money to put healthy food on their table,” that leads to anxiety, stress and depression, she said. “Income is the strongest determination of health,” she added.

It’s time to put legal protections in place so workers’ wages are not stolen and “they can live a better life, for themselves and for their children,” De Leon told EGP.

“Life is hard enough, but having your wages stolen by big corporations is criminal,” the senator said.

SB 588 targets businesses that owe money to employees. Supporters say it will reduce abuse of corporate laws by not allowing businesses to hide behind sub-contractors or by changing their name. If passed, SB 588 would give the labor commissioner the power to collect wages owed to workers.

De Leon’s goal is to get the bill passes in the Assembly and on the governor’s desk by September.

Following the meeting, workers marched to the El Super store on York Boulevard in Highland Park, which was recently fined by the State Labor Commission violations of worker safety and wage laws.

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Franklin HS Volunteer Coach Charged With ‘Lewd Acts’ Involving Students

April 23, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

A volunteer football coach at a high school in Highland Park was charged today with sexually assaulting two students.

Jaime Jimenez, 46, faces a maximum sentence of nearly 30 years in prison if convicted of 23 felony counts — five counts of sodomy of a person under 16, six counts of oral copulation of a person under 16 and 12 counts of lewd acts on a child.

Prosecutors allege Jimenez, who was arrested Thursday, committed the crimes away from school grounds between August 2002 and December 2014.

Jimenez was removed from his post at Franklin High School, Los Angeles Unified School District officials said last week. They said the LAUSD was cooperating with the Los Angeles Police Department investigation.

Jimenez has coached football since 1998, and investigators believe he “may have victimized former students who are now adults and are urging them to come forward,” according to an LAPD statement.

Anyone with information about the case is urged to call LAPD at (323) 344-5742.

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