Man Who Spent 46 Years In Prison Wrongly Convicted of San Francisco Rape, Murder Finally ExoneratedThis week a San Francisco judge exonerated a man who pled guilty to rape and murder charges 46 years in order to avoid the death penalty, despite claiming innocence.
State Legislature Sends Bill Ending Spousal Rape Distinction To GovernorBay Area legislators authored and passed a bill this week that ends the legal distinction between spousal rape and rape, sending it to the governor's desk to be signed into law.
San Francisco Jury Convicts Man Of Rape, Multiple Felonies In Brutal 2014 AssaultJurors in San Francisco have convicted a man of multiple felonies, including rape and sexual battery, in connection with the brutal attack of a woman in 2014.
San Jose Man Arrested For Alleged Rape Of 16-Year-Old HitchhikerA San Jose man suspected of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl earlier this year in Santa Clara County was arrested on Friday.
Judge Sentences Salinas Man to 238 Years in Prison For Raping Minors, Family MembersA judge sentenced a Salinas man to 238 years and eight months to life in prison in a sexual assault case involving three victims, some of them minors, Monterey County District Attorney Jeannine Pacioni announced Thursday.
Suspect Arrested In Home Invasion Rape In San CarlosA Menlo Park man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly raped an acquaintance last month in San Carlos, sheriff's officials said.
San Mateo: Woman Claims Ex-Boyfriend Threatened, Raped Her Multiple TimesA 26-year-old man was arrested by San Mateo County deputies on suspicion of rape, sheriff's officials said Monday.
Saratoga Man Sought In Years-Old Rape Claim After Facebook Message Prompts WarrantA Pennsylvania judge on Tuesday signed an arrest warrant charging a former Gettysburg College student and Bay Area resident with sexual assault, nearly eight years after a freshman went to police over a dorm room encounter and a year after she received an online message that said, “So I raped you.”
Former Uber Driver Gets 46 Years To Life For Raping, Stealing From Passengers In Central CaliforniaA former Uber driver in central California was sentenced Monday to 46 years to life in prison for sexually assaulting and stealing from passengers.
Man Who Murdered 8-Year-Old Santa Cruz Girl Could Be Freed In 4 YearsA 21-year-old California man who pleaded guilty to the murder of a neighbor girl in 2015 was sentenced as a juvenile Tuesday and could be released in as early as four years.
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.