Juveniles who sexually assault unconscious victims could be tried as adults under proposed California legislation brought in response to the suicide of a 15-year-old girl who was sexually battered while passed out at a party then humiliated by photos circulated to classmates.
Several student journalists received a prestigious award for what the Society of Professional Journalists called their “courageous reporting” of the Audrie Pott case.
In documents in the case, the three admitted to sexually assaulting the 15-year-old in 2012 and possessing naked photos of her, before she took her own life.
A 2.9-magnitude earthquake struck an area near Saratoga and Cupertino in Santa Clara County Thursday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
A person described as suicidal who was shot after he allegedly attacked a sheriff’s deputy with a blunt object in Saratoga on Tuesday has died of his injuries, according to the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office.
Two sheriff’s deputies were injured and a man described as suicidal is in critical condition after being shot by a deputy Tuesday afternoon in Saratoga, according to the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office.
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.
The Santa Clara County Vector Control District has placed snare traps in a Saratoga neighborhood where residents complained recently of coyotes attacking animals and walking too close to humans, a district official said.
A San Jose man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of DUI after an accident claimed the life of a passenger in the car he was driving in a remote area west of Saratoga, according to the California Highway Patrol.