| 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...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 3:46 PM
Prosecutors are considering filing additional charges against a Newport Beach pool cleaner accused of sexually abusing at least seven boys over nearly 15 years.
Senior Deputy Dist. Atty. Nicole Nicholson said in court Friday that new information could...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 9:33 AM
A former Los Angeles Unified School District teacher was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of committing lewd acts and sexually abusing 20 children and an adult, law enforcement authorities said.
Robert Pimentel, 57, of Newport Beach, who taught at...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 7:15 PM
A Costa Mesa Sunday school volunteer and pool cleaner accused of sexually abusing young boys pleaded not guilty Friday to the 16 felony counts he faces.
During his arraignment at Orange County Mens Jail in Santa Ana, Christopher Bryan McKenzie denied...
| May 2, 2013
| 9:19 PM
A former Newport Beach police dispatcher claims in a lawsuit that she was sexually harassed by the police chief, discriminated against and wrongfully terminated.
As is common, the city and Police Department are also named as defendants in the suit,...
| May 4, 2011
A former Ladera Ranch man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges that he raped two women and sexually assaulted a third.
Ali Achekzai, 33, who was on Orange County's 10 Most Wanted List until his extradition to the United States from Austria last summer,...
| Nov 19, 2011
| 7:33 PM
Most of us would rather take a bullet than stand by and watch a child be hurt. It's difficult for us to fathom a mindset that places a higher priority on the sheltering of a suspected pedophile than on the harm done to alleged victims.
But, as shocking...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 8:13 PM
SANTA ANA — The arraignment for a Sunday school volunteer accused of sexually abusing children has been delayed while the investigation into his case continues.
Christopher Bryan McKenzie appeared in court at Orange County Mens' Jail in Santa Ana...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 9:11 AM
A Sunday school volunteer at Rock Harbor Church in Costa Mesa allegedly formed relationships with boys in his congregation and went on to sexually abuse at least one of them multiple times between November 2009 and November 2011, according to a criminal...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 10:16 PM
A Sunday school volunteer at Rock Harbor Church in Costa Mesa allegedly formed relationships with children in his church and went on to sexually abuse at least one of them multiple times between November 2009 and November 2011, according to church leaders...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 11:32 AM
The president of the Oak View Youth Soccer League released a statement Monday underscoring that the allegations of sex abuse by a soccer referee have only a tenuous link to the organization.
Anaheim resident Jorge Serafin was arrested Jan. 15 on...
| May 7, 2013
| 2:35 PM
Authorities believe a Lake Forest man accused of sexually assaulting three girls could be in Laguna Beach, the Orange County District Attorney's office said Tuesday.
Jesus Gomez Montes, 34, is charged with one felony count of alleged sexual...