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Sexual Misconduct

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  • 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...
  • More abuse-related charges possible for accused molester

    More abuse-related charges possible for accused molester
    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...
  • Former L.A. teacher from Newport accused of molesting 20 children

    Former L.A. teacher from Newport accused of molesting 20 children
    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...
  • Church volunteer accused of sex crimes pleads not guilty

    Church volunteer accused of sex crimes pleads not guilty
    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...
  • Fired police dispatcher sues city, police chief

    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,...
  • Man arraigned on rape, sexual assault charges

    Man arraigned on rape, sexual assault charges
    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,...
  • Apodaca: Penn State case provides chance to educate

    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...
  • Court postpones suspected molester's arraignment

    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...
  • Sunday school teacher accused of sex crimes

    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...
  • Rock Harbor families allege abuse

     Rock Harbor families allege abuse
    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...
  • League speaks out on accused sex offender

    League speaks out on accused sex offender
    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...
  • D.A. says man sought in crime could be in Laguna

    D.A. says man sought in crime could be in Laguna
    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...