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California lawsuit filed over alleged failure to conduct background check
January 16th, 2013 2:29AM

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[JURISPRUDENCE] The parents of a California girl filed a lawsuit against U.S. Youth Soccer and the California Youth Soccer Association-North in Santa Clara County Superior Court, alleging that the West Valley Youth Soccer League failed to perform a background check that would have revealed that Emanuele Fabrizio, a coach convicted of sexually abused their daughter, had a domestic violence conviction in 2007.

The lawsuit alleges the organizations were negligent because they "have never had and still do not have a policy of requiring criminal or any other background checks for volunteers and/or employees."

In October, the 37-year-old Fabrizio was sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of continuous sexual abuse of a child and one count of lewd and lascivious acts on a child under 14 after he reached a plea agreement with the Santa Clara County district attorney's office.

The lawsuit claims the West Valley Youth Soccer League, did not require criminal background checks and a background check would have revealed Fabrizio's domestic violence conviction.



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