Four Victims Of Alleged Sexual Abuse File Civil Lawsuit Against The American Youth Soccer Organization

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Attorneys Paul Mones and The Zalkin Law Firm Represent the Childhood Victims Who Allegedly Suffered Sexual Abuse From An AYSO Soccer Coach

Attorney Paul Mones and Attorney Irwin Zalkin announced the filing of a civil lawsuit for alleged sexual abuse on Tuesday against the American Youth Soccer Organization (“AYSO”), a registered California not-for-profit corporation with its national offices located in the city of Torrance, California.

The lawsuit (Case No.BC 574025) has been filed on behalf of four unnamed Plaintiffs (John Does, 1-4) who were minors when the alleged sexual abuse occurred. The complaint was filed this morning in the Los Angeles Superior Court.

According to the civil complaint, the four Plaintiffs, three of whom are adults now and one who is a minor were all allegedly sexually abused by Renoir Valenti, who came in contact with them as a commissioner, youth soccer coach and/or referee in the AYSO. The complaint alleges that Valenti sexually abused and molested the plaintiffs on multiple occasions. The complaint also alleges that AYSO had a duty to protect the Plaintiffs and knew or should have known that Valenti was a danger to children in his care.

The complaint further alleges that Valenti's behavior and actions violated AYSO policies intended to protect children. The four Plaintiffs were all minor children at the time of the abuse alleged in the complaint. The abuse alleged in the complaint occurred to the various Plaintiffs during the period 1996 through 2012.

About Paul Mones
For over thirty years Paul Mones has dedicated his legal practice to protecting victims of child abuse. The focus of his work is representing victims of sexual abuse against the institutions in which the children were sexually molested. These efforts have included lawsuits around the nation against the Boy Scouts of America, the Catholic Church, private and public schools and other youth-serving organizations throughout the United States.

About The Zalkin Law Firm
With offices in San Diego and New York, the firm's lawyers have represented hundreds of survivors of childhood sexual abuse and achieved groundbreaking results in numerous high-profile clergy abuse cases across the United States. The Zalkin Law Firm has aggressively represented survivors who suffered child sexual abuse and sexual assault while members of religious and other organizations, including the Catholic Church, foster care, Boy Scouts, recovery homes, foreign student exchange programs, colleges and the Jehovah’s Witnesses. The firm has negotiated over $200 million in settlements for victims in Catholic clergy alleged sex abuse cases.

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