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Sexual Assault

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  • Priest pleads guilty of molesting boy

    A former Costa Mesa priest pleaded guilty Friday to four counts of lewd acts with a minor, according to authorities. Denis Lyons, 78, entered his plea in a Santa Ana courtroom as part of a deal brokered with the Orange County district attorney's office....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...