Infamous 'Ski Mask Rapist' Denied Parole At Hearing Under New State LawA man known as the "Ski Mask Rapist," who was convicted of more than two dozen rapes in the Bay Area in the 1980s, was denied parole at a hearing Wednesday under a new state law.
Judge Rules To Let 'Rideshare Rapist' Case Proceed With DNA EvidenceFollowing a court hearing that lasted four days and included lengthy testimony from officers who investigated accused rapist Orlando Vilchez Lazo, a San Francisco judge on Wednesday agreed to let the case proceed.
Judge To Rule Later On Suppressing DNA Evidence In 'Rideshare Rapist' CaseA San Francisco Superior Court judge on Thursday declined to rule whether DNA obtained from a man during a traffic stop—DNA that prosecutors say links him to four rapes—can be used as evidence in the case.
Youth Sports Coach From Suisun City Charged In Child Molestation CaseA former basketball coach and school employee is facing 32 felony charges related to child molestation, according to Contra Costa County prosecutors.
Harris Proposes Investing $1 Billion To End Nationwide Rape Kit BacklogSen. Kamala Harris of California on Thursday announced her proposal to invest $1 billion to eliminate the rape kit backlog nationwide.
Pleasanton Man Gets 25 Years For Abusing Sexually Abusing Teen In BritainA Pleasanton man was sentenced in federal court in Oakland Tuesday to more than 25 years in prison for enticing a 14-year-old British girl online, traveling to the United Kingdom to meet her and sexually abusing her in 2014.
Kidnapping, Battery Charges Filed Against Uber Driver After Alleged Crime SpreeAn Uber driver recently pleaded not guilty to kidnapping and sexual battery charges for allegedly propositioning three women in Oakland and Berkeley on a single day in May.
Menlo Park Gym Owner Arrested For Alleged Sex Crimes With Teen GirlThe owner of a Menlo Park boxing gym has been arrested on suspicion of sex crimes involving a minor after a teenage girl came forward last week to report that her personal trainer assaulted her.
Police Searching For Man Who Tried To Pull Down Woman’s Shorts In Mountain ViewA 40-year-old Mountain View woman was walking down the street, when a man ran up behind her, tried to pull her shorts down and ran away Monday afternoon.
Increase In Sexual Assaults Prompt Call For Action From San Jose City CouncilmembersIn a show of solidarity, all five women on the San Jose City Council held a special press conference to bring attention to the alarming increase in sexual assaults in the city over the past decade.
Daly City Teacher Charged In Sex Assault Previously Fired From Wisconsin SchoolA 59-year-old high school teacher charged with sexually assaulting a girl starting at age 16 was previously deemed "dangerous for the children in his custody" by a Wisconsin school district.