Suspects In Kristin Smart's Disappearance, Murder Plead Not GuiltyA former California college student charged with murder in the 1996 disappearance of classmate Kristin Smart pleaded not guilty Monday and his father denied helping to hide the young woman’s body.
UPDATE: Kristin Smart Murder Suspect Paul Flores, Father Make First Court AppearancePaul Flores, the former San Luis Obispo college student charged with murder in the 1996 disappearance of classmate Kristin Smart, and his alleged accomplice father made their first virtual court appearance on Thursday.
Prosecutor: Suspect Killed Kristin Smart During Attempted Rape At Cal Poly Dorm, Father Helped Hide BodyMissing Cal Poly college student Kristin Smart was killed in 1996 during an attempted rape by a fellow student and the suspect’s father helped hide her body, the San Luis Obispo County district attorney said Wednesday.
Santa Cruz Man Pleads Guilty To 2015 Rape, Murder Of Maddy Middleton When He Was 15A 21-year-old man pleaded guilty under juvenile justice terms to the 2015 kidnapping, sexual assault and murder of 8-year-old Madyson “Maddy” Middleton in Santa Cruz.
State Attorney General Will Oversee Sexual Assault Investigation Of Windsor Mayor Dominic FoppoliThe state attorney general will assume oversight of the investigation into sexual assault allegations from six women against Windsor Mayor Dominic Foppoli.
Sonoma County DA Recuses Office From Dominic Foppoli Sexual Assault Probe After Deputy DA's AllegationA widening scandal involving sexual assault accusations against Windsor Mayor Dominic Fopppoli and his own counter-accusations has led to the Sonoma County District Attorney to recuse her office from investigating the allegations against Foppoli.
Union City Police Seek Man Suspected Of Raping ChildUnion City police are asking for the public's help in locating a man suspected of raping a child.
Moss Beach Man Arrested For Raping Child AcquaintanceA man was arrested for allegedly raping a girl who he gave a ride home to last October in Moss Beach, authorities said Wednesday.
Bay Area Lawmakers, DAs Seek Removal Of Spousal Rape ExceptionsRape is rape, regardless who the perpetrator or the survivor is. That's the message Bay Area legislators are hoping to send with two state bills that seek to remove spousal rape exceptions, with support from local district attorneys.
Rideshare App Creators Produce Database to Expose Abusive DriversTwo rideshare app companies, Lyft and Uber, recently teamed up to produce a database of problematic drivers, in an attempt to address years of complaints over sexual assault and other crimes.
UPDATE: Bill Requiring State Online Portal To Track Rape Kits Passes CommitteeThe Senate Public Safety Committee on Tuesday approved legislation that will require the addition of a new online portal to California's existing rape kit tracking system to allow survivors of sexual assault to track information regarding their rape kit.