| Sep 11, 2015
A Newport Beach man accused of raping or attempting to rape seven women he met while partying on the Balboa Peninsula pleaded guilty on Wednesday to a felony sex charge as part of a plea deal with prosecutors.
In July, Orange County Superior Court...
| Aug 7, 2015
| 4:52 PM
Authorities are asking for the public's help in finding people who may have been victims of a registered sex offender who was recently charged in the sexual assaults of three Costa Mesa residents.
Jeffrey Robert Smith of Costa Mesa is charged with...
| Jul 21, 2015
| 6:28 PM
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...
| Jul 17, 2015
| 3:50 PM
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...
| May 29, 2015
| 5:52 PM
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...
| Jun 3, 2015
| 5:33 PM
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...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 2:31 PM
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.
| Oct 16, 2013
| 9:05 AM
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...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 7:39 PM
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...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 5:38 PM
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...
| May 23, 2014
| 5:03 PM
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...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 5:05 PM
The conviction of a 34-year-old Fullerton man accused of depositing semen in a co-worker's water bottle has been upheld by a panel of Orange County Superior Court judges.Michael Lallana was convicted last spring of two misdemeanor counts of battery for...