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.
Update: Plan To Place Convicted Sexual Predator In Redwood City Neighborhood HaltedThe San Mateo Sheriff's Office announced Tuesday that a court-ordered plan for convicted sexual predator Michael Thomas Cheek to live in the Emerald Hills area of Redwood City has been scrapped.
Man Convicted Of Raping Coworker At SFO Hotel Under Construction Sentenced To 18 Years In PrisonA 37-year-old man convicted of rape and other charges involving a woman he worked with on a construction cleanup crew at a hotel being built at San Francisco International Airport in 2019 has been sentenced to 18 years in state prison.
Suspect Arrested For Multiple Rapes, Sexual Assaults Of Young Girls In San Mateo County; Victims Found On Social MediaA years-long search for a serial sexual predator who attacked multiple underage girls after contacting them on social media has resulted in the arrest of a suspect, authorities said Friday.
UPDATE: Livermore Cold Case Rape Suspect Gregory Vien Dies From Injuries Sustained In Suicide AttemptA Livermore man being tried for two 1997 cold case rapes has died from injuries sustained in a suicide attempt with a nail gun, the Alameda County District Attorney announced Friday.
Man Convicted Of Raping Co-Worker At SFO Hotel Under ConstructionA 37-year-old man has been convicted of rape and other charges involving a woman he worked with on a construction cleanup crew at a hotel being built at San Francisco International Airport last year, San Mateo County prosecutors said Wednesday.