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Sexual Assault

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  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Suspected robbers, rapist facing trials

    Five men charged with an armed invasion robbery of the Newport Coast home of former subprime mortgage lender Daniel Sadek are due to go on trial Monday. The robbery, which reportedly took place during a weekly high-stakes poker game Sadek hosted, came...
  • 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...