A bill by a Berkeley Assemblywoman that would provide timeframes for testing rape kits and entering the information into a national DNA database was unanimously approved by an Assembly committee Tuesday.
A Santa Clara County Superior Court judge on Monday ordered a San Jose police officer charged with forcible rape to turn over his firearms and not come within 300 yards of the alleged victim, a prosecutor said.
A Pacifica man accused of giving his girlfriend’s 18-year-old daughter a sleeping pill and having sex wtih her in December was ordered to stand trial for rape Thursday, the San Mateo County district attorney said.
New details are emerging from the investigation into a San Jose police officer who has been charged with raping a woman in a hotel, including that the victim was in the country illegally.
A man who allegedly impersonated a police officer and sexually assaulted a woman in unincorporated San Jose earlier this month has been arrested, according to the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office.
A Richmond man who held a relative as a sex slave for 15 years was sentenced to 22 years in state prison in Contra Costa Superior Court on Tuesday.
A man who sexually abused a young female relative and kept her largely confined to their Richmond home for more than a decade pleaded guilty Wednesday to rape charges and will soon face sentencing.
A Richmond gang member has been sentenced to 31 years in prison for joining the gang rape of a lesbian in 2008.
An unknown number of rape kits are sitting untested in crime labs throughout California, sometimes taking months or even years to process. To help rape victims get justice, a lawmaker from the East Bay has introduced legislation to speed up the process.
A jury Wednesday found the alleged ringleader in a brutal 2008 gang rape of a lesbian woman in Richmond guilty of kidnapping and gang rape in addition to committing a hate crime and gang-related enhancements.