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Sexual Misconduct

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  • Jury acquits Newport man of multiple rape counts

    A Newport Beach man accused of raping or trying to rape seven women he met on the party circuit in the city was acquitted Thursday of most of the charges leveled against him. Orange County Superior Court jurors cleared Adel Regragui, 46, of a dozen...
  • 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...
  • At comic cons, some jokers get away with harassment

    At comic cons, some jokers get away with harassment
    Pop culture fans who dress as superheroes and other characters often face an arch nemesis that can't be defeated by Thor's hammer or Captain America's shield. Cosplayers — people who dress up for comic and anime conventions — have complained...
  • Lawyer for defendant in sex-trade case won't pursue complaint of rights violation by Newport police

    Lawyer for defendant in sex-trade case won't pursue complaint of rights violation by Newport police
    The lawyer for a Santa Ana man accused of running a lucrative pimping and human trafficking operation said Wednesday that he will drop allegations that Newport Beach police violated his client's rights when they physically forced him to unlock his...
  • Lawsuit accuses Newport's marketing CEO of sexual harassment

    A former office manager at Newport Beach's marketing wing has sued the organization, alleging the chief executive sexually harassed her and then fired her when she objected to his behavior. The lawsuit claims that Newport Beach & Co. CEO Gary Sherwin...
  • Claims of porn, sexism spice court arguments in lawsuit by fired Newport police dispatcher

    Profanity-laced emails, searches of pornographic Internet sites, public arguments and allegations of sexism were on display for an Orange County jury Tuesday when lawyers presented opening statements in a trial resulting from a lawsuit brought by a former...
  • 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...
  • 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...