A Santa Rosa orthopedic surgeon was sentenced in Marin County Superior Court Wednesday to a year in jail and five years probation for arranging to meet a 13-year-old girl to commit lewd acts.
Police said they used a Taser on a 14-year-old girl after she attacked an officer Saturday night at the Monterey County Fair.
In just over 24 hours following the 3:20 a.m Sunday earthquake the USGS recorded 124 minor quakes and counting in the area. The seismic activity is clustered around the epicenter and to the north near the Geysers, a region known for regular ground shaking. The largest of the tremors was 3.6 magnitude, just hours after the initial earthquake.
Police learned in April that 42-year-old John Garate of Santa Rosa was communicating through social media with underage girls.
Santa Rosa police arrested a man Tuesday on suspicion of trying to commit lewd acts with a minor.
Mountain View police say the arrest of a former San Francisco high school teacher earlier this month revealed just how effective an online profile can be at driving a child predator straight into the hands of police.
A Walnut Creek man was arrested in Martinez on Tuesday after he allegedly tried to meet a teenage girl for sex, police said.
A former Aragon High School water polo coach convicted of sexually abusing a student collapsed to the floor of a San Mateo County courtroom Wednesday morning when he was sentenced to two years in state prison for his crimes, the district attorney said.
A 16-year-old girl and her boyfriend, missing since a July 28 double homicide in Monterey County, turned themselves in at the United States border in San Diego Saturday morning.
A water polo coach at a San Mateo high school accused of engaging in an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old student pleaded not guilty Thursday to sexual assault charges, prosecutors said.