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Sexual Assault

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  • Irvine man sentenced for sexual assault

    A 21-year-old Irvine man was sentenced Friday to 25 years to life in prison for sexually assaulting a woman in 2010, authorities said. Victor Gillespie's conviction in August was his third strike, according to prosecutors. Authorities said Gillespie...
  • Anaheim man gets 15 years for sexual assault

    An Anaheim man was sentenced Friday to 15 years to life in state prison for sexually assaulting a girl he connected with on MySpace and then met in Costa Mesa. Matthew Castaneda, 36, was also required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his...
  • Sex offender gets 2 years for assaulting teen

    A homeless sex offender known to frequent Newport Beach and Costa Mesa was sentenced to two years in state prison for assaulting a 14-year-old girl, authorities said. Curtis Regulus, 40, pleaded guilty Tuesday to three felonies stemming from the June 19,...
  • 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....
  • 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...