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Gov. Brown Signs Bill That Closes Loophole Over Rape Convictions

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.


Christopher Evans Hubbart has been convicted of raping 40 women throughout California, including 15 in the Bay Area. (CBS)

Bay Area Judge’s Release Of Sex Predator Upheld By High Court

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.


Students walk near Sather Gate on the University of California at Berkeley campus. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Legislature To Investigate Sexual Assault Complaints At UC Berkeley, Other Campuses

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.


(L-R) Jose Montano, Marcelles Peter (Richmond Police Dept.)

Richmond Gang Rapists Sentenced To Lengthy Prison Terms

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.


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Audrie Pott’s Family Settles With 2 Defendants In Wrongful Death Suit

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.


Audrie Pott (Audrie Pott Foundation)

4th Defendant Added In Case Of Saratoga Girl Who Hanged Herself After Alleged Sex Assault

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.


Police tape outside an apartment on the 2800 block of Homestead Road, July 26, 2013. (CBS)

Woman Sexually Assaulted By Home Intruder In Santa Clara

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.


A Lake County pot farm.(CBS)

Sexually Abused Teen Held Captive In Box, Forced To Work On Lake County Pot Farm

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.


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Morgan Hill YMCA Child Care Worker Implicated In 2 More Sex Abuse Cases

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.


Authorities said a 40-year-old woman drank at a Downtown Morgan Hill establishment on the night of July 19, 2013 before she was sexually assaulted by a 16-year-old at her home. The accused rapist and two other juveniles robbed her home following the assault, according to authorities. (CBS)

3 Juveniles Arrested In Rape, Burglary Of Morgan Hill Woman

Morgan Hill police arrested on Saturday three juveniles in the Friday night rape and burglary of a 40-year-old woman.