Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill closing a legal loophole that allowed a rape conviction to be overturned because the woman was not married.
62-year-old Christopher Hubbart — a convicted serial rapist who has admitted to raping and sexually assaulting 38 women in California between 1971 and 1982 — will be released as soon as housing is found.
Lawmakers have ordered an audit of the University of California, Berkeley and three other state college campuses after complaints that sexual assault allegations were ignored.
Two young men will spend three decades to life in prison for their roles in the brutal 2009 beating and gang rape of a 16-year-old girl outside of a homecoming dance at Richmond High School.
The parents of a teenage girl who committed suicide after an alleged sexual assault by three teen boys in Saratoga have reached a settlement with two defendants in their wrongful death lawsuit, their attorney said Friday.
The parents of Audrie Pott, a 15-year-old Saratoga girl who killed herself after she was allegedly sexually assaulted at a party last year, added a new female defendant to a suit they filed in San Jose in the wake of her death.
A woman sleeping in her bedroom was sexually assaulted early Friday morning by a man who broke into her Santa Clara apartment, according to police.
Authorities said a 15-year-old girl was forced to work on a marijuana grow and sexually abused by two men in Northern California who allegedly locked her in a metal toolbox for days.
Morgan Hill police have found evidence that a former YMCA child care worker may have sexually abused two more victims, bringing the total number of potential victims in the case to four, a police captain said Tuesday.
Morgan Hill police arrested on Saturday three juveniles in the Friday night rape and burglary of a 40-year-old woman.