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Sexual Assault

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  • OCC student faces sexual battery, lewd conduct charges

    COSTA MESA — An Orange Coast College student is due in court for a pre-trial hearing Wednesday on charges of sexual battery and lewd conduct. Brendan Douglas Copley, 20, of Costa Mesa, pleaded not guilty Thursday to one count of touching an...
  • Man gets nine years for sex with underage girls

    Man gets nine years for sex with underage girls
    NEWPORT BEACH — A Costa Mesa man who had sex with underage girls he met through social networking sites received a nine-year prison sentence Tuesday at the Harbor Justice Center. Richard Alan Chaney, 25, had pleaded guilty to luring a child with...
  • It's a Gray Area: Reality in Pelican Bay Prison

    A few weeks ago I devoted this column to the comments and observations of my friend Dr. Earl Fuller about his experiences while volunteering at the women's prison at Chowchilla. The interest in the column was high, and I wanted to share two responses with...
  • Police name suspect in Costa Mesa killing

    Police name suspect in Costa Mesa killing
    Police have identified Samuel Herr as the primary suspect in the killing of a 23-year-old woman in Herr's Costa Mesa apartment over the weekend. Herr, who lives in his one-bedroom apartment across from Orange Coast College at the Camden Martinique...
  • Slaying suspect an OCC student

    Slaying suspect an OCC student
    Police have identified Samuel Herr as the primary suspect in the weekend killing of a 23-year-old woman in Herr's Costa Mesa apartment. Herr, an Orange Coast College student, lives across the street from the campus in a fourth-floor, one-bedroom...
  • Police arrest two in case

    Police have arrested two people as alleged accomplices in an Irvine woman's murder at a Costa Mesa apartment last weekend. Detectives would not release the names of the arrested 28-year-old man from Long Beach and 26-year-old man from Costa Mesa,...
  • Police sources: Suspect in Costa Mesa slaying found dead

    Police sources: Suspect in Costa Mesa slaying found dead
    An Orange Coast College student suspected of killing a woman inside his Costa Mesa apartment was found dead Thursday night, according to official sources in the police department. It did not appear that Herr had committed suicide or that his death was...
  • Head is found, name cleared

    Days after finding Samuel Herr's left arm and right hand, Costa Mesa detectives returned to a Long Beach park Saturday and found the Army veteran's severed head. The gruesome discoveries were part of a dramatic turn in local police's investigation...
  • More slaying details emerge

    Though his arraignment was delayed Tuesday, new details emerged about a Costa Mesa man accused of killing, decapitating and dismembering his neighbor and then shooting a friend of the victim to throw police off his tracks. Daniel Wozniak — who...
  • Former priest may go to trial

    A former Costa Mesa priest waived his right to a preliminary hearing on child molestation charges Thursday and may go to trial. Denis Lyons, 76, the former priest of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Costa Mesa, is charged with four felony counts...
  • Death penalty sought in double-killing case

    Death penalty sought in double-killing case
    Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against Daniel Wozniak, the Costa Mesa man accused of killing and beheading his neighbor then killing a friend of the neighbor to cover up the first crime, Orange County Dist. Atty. Tony Rackauckas announced...
  • Arizona suspect is held

    Police in Arizona said they have linked at least one burglary sexual assault there to a man arrested in Newport Beach earlier this year and think there could be more victims, authorities said. Kevin Lee Francois, 44, is being held in Orange County Jail...