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Sexual Assault

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  • Man found nude on Costa Mesa porch is charged in string of recent crimes

    Man found nude on Costa Mesa porch is charged in string of recent crimes
    A convicted sex offender who was arrested Thursday after residents said they found him naked on a Costa Mesa porch faces three felony and 14 misdemeanor counts in connection with acts he is alleged to have committed in the past two months, according to...
  • Sex offender arrested after he's found naked on a porch, Costa Mesa police say

    Sex offender arrested after he's found naked on a porch, Costa Mesa police say
    Costa Mesa police say they arrested a convicted sex offender Thursday morning after residents found him naked on their porch at about 6:15 a.m. Police identified the man as Jeffrey R. Smith, 43, of Costa Mesa. Detectives were investigating Smith...
  • Trial to begin Monday for man accused of sexually abusing boys

    Trial to begin Monday for man accused of sexually abusing boys
    The trial for a former church volunteer accused of sexually abusing young boys will begin Monday with jury selection, an Orange County prosecutor said Wednesday. It was unclear until this week whether the trial would be delayed while the district...
  • Trial awaits man accused of sexually abusing boys

    Trial awaits man accused of sexually abusing boys
    Newport Beach police feared a shootout in 2012 when they moved in to arrest a church volunteer they suspected of raping and molesting seven boys for more than a decade. Christopher McKenzie kept heavy-duty off-roading tires on his second-floor patio...
  • Sexual assault reported at UCI residence hall

    UC Irvine police are investigating a report of a sexual assault in campus housing last weekend. A female student told police she was assaulted while incapacitated sometime between Saturday evening and Sunday morning, authorities said. The attack...
  • Police identify suspect in sex assault cases

    Police identify suspect in sex assault cases
    Costa Mesa police Thursday said they have identified a suspect in a sexual assault and an attempted sexual assault in two home invasions earlier this year. They say they believe Thomas Walker, a 46-year-old transient, sexually assaulted a woman at...
  • O.C. swim coach gets 16 months in sex assault case

    O.C. swim coach gets 16 months in sex assault case
    An Orange County swim instructor has been sentenced to 16 months in state prison for sexually assaulting two teenage females he met through coaching, authorities said Tuesday. Todd Robert Sousa, 39, co-owned and taught classes for a swim school that...
  • Mechanic convicted on rape charges

    An Orange County Superior Court jury convicted a man Thursday of sexually assaulting two women in Newport Beach and Irvine, authorities said. Travis Dewayne Batten, 31, was found guilty of two felony counts of forcible rape, one felony count each of...
  • Trial begins for accused rapist

    Opening statements began in Orange County Superior Court this week in the trial of a man accused of sexually assaulting two women in Newport Beach and Irvine. Charges against Travis Dewayne Batten, 31, include two felony counts of forcible rape, one...
  • Man gets 107 years for sexual assault on two women in their homes

    An Orange County Superior Court judge Friday sentenced an Irvine mechanic to 107 years in prison for breaking into the homes of two women and sexually assaulting them. Judge Sheila Hanson called Travis Dewayne Batten, 32, a dangerous man who needed to...
  • Authorities looking for victims in sexual assault case

    Authorities are looking for sexual assault victims who they believe may have been targeted by a Newport Beach man. Adel Regragui, 42, is charged with three felonies of forcible rape, two felonies of forcible oral copulation, felony sexual penetration...
  • Man accused of three sexual assaults in court

    A former Ladera Ranch man accused of sexually assaulting three Southern California women before fleeing abroad is scheduled to stand trial Thursday. Ali Achekzai, 33, was on the Orange County district attorney's Most Wanted List until his capture in...