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Blog Posts in February, 2010

Man Could Face 110 Years in Prison for Child Pornography

An Arizona man could spend the rest of his life in prison following a conviction for 11 counts of child pornography. John Hartman is accused of possessing child pornography images on both his cell ...
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Wife of Olympic Medalist Charged with Murder

The wife of an Olympic medalist accused of first-degree murder still remains in custody after a judge lowered her bail to $1 million. Jane Laut is accused of murdering her husband, Dave Laut. Laut won ...
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Riverside Police Chief Suspected of Drinking Before Crash

Former Riverside Police Chief Russ Leach was allegedly drinking at a strip club before he crashed a city-owned vehicle. According to Jon Diamond, the attorney representing the club, Leach drank about ...
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Can Sexting Lead to Mandatory Sex Offender Registration?

Three Washington state teenagers are facing criminal charges for "sexting," the crime of sending, receiving, or disseminating sexually suggestive images via text message or email. If convicted of the ...
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Carjacking Suspect Arrested after Firing at Police

A foot chase through Compton has led to the arrest of a man wanted for carjacking, evading police, and assault with a deadly weapon, among other crimes. The incident occurred about two weeks ago after ...
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Child Pornography Charges Dropped Against Catholic Priest

The charges against a Catholic priest suspected of operating an Internet child pornography ring have been dropped due to lack of evidence. The Rev. Rafael Muñiz Lopez of St. Peter Apostle Church in ...
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Parolee Goes Back to Jail After Cutting Off Monitoring Device

A parolee is back in police custody after sawing off his ankle monitoring bracelet, which constitutes a parole violation. Jonathan Schwartz allegedly sawed off the bracelet while riding on a commuter ...
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Teen Arrested for Murder Anti-Gang Worker

A teenager has been arrested on murder charges for allegedly killing a gang intervention worker. According to police, 40-year-old Ronald Barron confronted the teen as he was tagging a wall on Pico ...
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Father Arrested After he “Water Boarded” Daughter

A military soldier is facing assault and child abuse charges after police discovered that he "water boarded" his four-year-old daughter after she failed to recite her ABCs. Joshua Tabor, who recently ...
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Police Officer Convicted on Multiple Counts, Including Forced Copulation

A former Riverside police officer has been found guilty of forced oral copulation and petty theft. He has since been sentenced to six months in prison and three years probation. Robert A. Foreman, an ...
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L.A. Woman Convicted of Setting Dancer on Fire

Following accusations that she doused a bikini dancer in gasoline and then lit her on fire, a Los Angeles woman has been convicted of aggravated mayhem and torture. Rianne Theriault-Odom faces life in ...
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Westlake Child Molester Finally Arrested

A man suspected of molesting at least four young girls in the Westlake area was recently caught and arrested. For more than two years police have been searching for Daniel Merino, 41. Merino was ...
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Mayor Villaraigosa Signs Medical Marijuana Dispensary Ordinance

Last week Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa signed an ordinance that will result in the closure of hundreds of medical malpractice shops throughout the city. Mayor Villaraigosa signed the ...
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Bengals Linebacker Arrested on DUI Charges

Rey Maualuga, a rookie linebacker for the Cincinnati Bengals, has pleaded guilty to driving under the influence in a Kentucky court. Following the guilty plea, Maualuga was sentenced to two years ...
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6 Sorority Sisters Arrested for Hazing Torture

Six sorority sisters are in deep trouble with the law after several girls claimed they were tortured during the sorority’s pledge period. The suspects, members of Sigma Gamma Rho sorority at Rutgers ...
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Man Arrested for Sexual Conduct with 12 Yr Old Girl

A Victorville man faces felony sex crime charges after police discovered him partially naked with a 12-year-old girl. Efrain Cruz, 26, was arrested on Sunday after police spotted his vehicle on the ...
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Registered Sex Offender Charged for Soliciting Sex From Girl

A registered sex offender is back in court again after soliciting oral sex from a 12-year-old girl. According to police, the girl's mother said 41-year-old Marco Julio Gonzalez offered her daughter ...
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"Heroes" Star Arrested on Suspicion of DUI

Tinsel Town’s newest resident to join the DUI club is "Heroes" star Adrian Pasdar. Pasdar was arrested on suspicion of DUI last week after police spotted him veering across multiple lanes on the 405 ...
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Boy, 14, Will be Tried as Adult in Murder Case

A 14-year-old Colorado boy is being tried as an adult for the murder of his parents. John Caudle admitted to authorities that he killed his mother and stepfather because he didn't want to do his ...
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