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Sexual Assault

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • UCI senior flourishes with Starring role

    UCI senior flourishes with Starring role
    His teammates call him fossil and at age 24, in his sixth year out of high school, UC Irvine senior Daman Starring might have more life experience than all but a few college basketball players. That that experience has not always been good, has only...
  • Court reduces rapist's sentence

    An appellate court has reduced the prison sentence of a man who raped two women and sexually assaulted a third as she slept in a limousine parked in Costa Mesa. Justices shaved five years from Ali Achekzai's 61-years-to-life sentence. The 4th...
  • Fiancee charged as accessory in O.C. double murder, dismemberment

    Fiancee charged as accessory in O.C. double murder, dismemberment
    A woman has been charged as an accessory in a case in which her fiance, a community theater actor, has been charged with double murder in the shooting deaths of a man whose body was dismembered and a woman who was left to look like a sexual assault...
  • Judge who said rape victim should have 'put up a fight' is rebuked

    The state agency that monitors judicial misconduct has publicly admonished an Orange County judge, saying his remarks in a sexual assault case breached judicial ethics and created an impression of bias against the victim. At a June 2008 sentencing...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Accused killer, serial rapist to stand trial

    An Orange County man will stand trial Wednesday on charges that he sexually assaulted and killed one woman and assaulted five others, including one in a Costa Mesa motel room, prosecutors said. Waymon Livingston, 29, of Stanton, faces the death penalty...
  • Swim coach pleads guilty, gets 16 months for sexually assaulting teen

    An Irvine swim coach pleaded guilty in court Friday to sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl while working as her swim instructor, authorities said. Todd Robert Sousa, 37, will serve 16 months in state prison after accepting a court offer of 13 counts...