One of two juries in a dual trial against two young men accused of taking part in the brutal 2009 gang rape of a 16-year-old girl on the Richmond High School campus has reached a verdict.
A prosecutor called on a jury in Martinez on Thursday to follow evidence that a Richmond man played a key role in the savage 2009 gang rape of a teenage girl at Richmond High School, while the man’s attorney asked the jury to convict him only of sexual battery.
A prosecutor told jurors in a Martinez courtroom Wednesday that a mixture of physical evidence and witness statements all paint a clear picture of a 20-year-old Pinole man’s guilt in a brutal 2009 gang rape of a 16-year-old girl at Richmond High School.
District Attorney Jackie Lacey said Tuesday her office will challenge a Bay Area judge’s decision to release a sexually violent predator in Los Angeles County.
A convicted serial rapist’s scheduled release from a state prison hospital has stirred up controversy. Christopher Evans Hubbart was convicted in two separate trials decades ago for committing 34 rapes, 15 of them in the Bay Area.
The young woman at the center of a notorious gang-rape trial in Contra Costa County took the witness stand for the first time in the case on Monday. Jane Doe spoke of lingering pain almost four years after the attack.
A man charged with kidnapping and intending to rape a 16-year-old girl at knifepoint said he accidentally climbed into her car and only wanted to get out.
A Fremont man was charged Wednesday with kidnapping for allegedly abducting a 16-year-old girl at knifepoint from a grocery store parking lot early Monday morning.
Police in Las Vegas have cleared former Oakland Athletics slugger Jose Canseco after an investigation of a woman’s rape claim. Detectives closed the sexual assault case with a decision not to seek criminal charges.
Opening arguments were heard Tuesday in the trial of a second man accused in the 2009 gang rape of a teenage girl outside a homecoming dance at Richmond High school.