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December 23, 2013 | By Adolfo Flores
An Anaheim man is expected to be arraigned Monday for allegedly attacking a woman on a jogging trail and attempting to sexually assault a neighbor. Mario Orlando Montano, 55, is accused of entering his neighbor's home Dec. 9 after he was let in by a child. He asked the 42-year-old woman who lived there for sex and when she declined he cornered her in a room, according to authorities. Montano kept telling her he wanted sex, tried to put his arm around her and unzipped his pants, authorities said.
January 18, 2014 | By Martha Groves
A 23-year-old woman remained in serious condition in a hospital Saturday after she was assaulted overnight while waiting in line to enter an establishment in Santa Ana's downtown arts district, authorities said. Police said they were looking for witnesses who might have shot cellphone video of the altercation. "Based on interviews, we think people in line shot video," said Cpl. Anthony Bertagna of the Santa Ana Police Department. According to police, the victim was standing in line with friends just after midnight Friday at 400 N. Broadway in the Downtown Artists Village when an argument broke out with another group of patrons.
May 6, 2013 | By Larry Gordon
Occidental College faculty Monday overwhelmingly voted resolutions of no confidence against the campus attorney and another high-ranking administrator for what critics contended was their inadequate responses to allegations of sexual assaults against women at the Los Angeles liberal arts school. The symbolic vote comes two weeks after a group of Occidental students, faculty and alumni filed a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Education, alleging that the school failed to protect women from sexual assaults over the last few years.
August 13, 2009 | Robert J. Lopez
A man suspected of seriously injuring a Culver City councilman after a dispute over a drink at a bar turned himself in to police Wednesday. Robert Anthony Singerman, 28, was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and released on bail about 4:45 p.m., police said. Police said Singerman punched Councilman Micheal "Mehaul" O'Leary about 2 a.m. Sunday at Joxer Daly's Pub, which the councilman owns. O'Leary was seriously injured and remained hospitalized Wednesday, though he was taken out of intensive care.
November 11, 1985 | Associated Press
A psychologist who insisted on smoking a cigar in the no-smoking section of a TWA jetliner has been charged with assault, Scotland Yard said Sunday. Steven Varvaris, 52, of Jackson, Miss., will appear Monday in Uxbridge Magistrates Court on the charge of assault "occasioning actual bodily harm," said Scotland Yard spokeswoman Marion Irving.
August 27, 2013 | By Richard Winton
"Girls Gone Wild" creator Joe Francis was sentenced Tuesday to 270 days in jail and three years' probation for an assault and false imprisonment of three women. Francis, 40, was released on bond and is expected to appeal the verdict, which followed a two-week trial in May. He blasted the verdict as coming from a jury that was "retarded" and should have been "euthanized. " As part of the sentence, he must also complete a year of psychological counseling. Francis was convicted of five charges -- three counts of false imprisonment, one of dissuading a witness from reporting and one of assault causing great bodily injury -- stemming from a Jan. 29, 2011, incident.
March 6, 2014 | By Lisa Mascaro
WASHINGTON - An ambitious bill seeking to stem the rise of sexual assaults in the military died Thursday after senators from both parties refused to limit the role of commanding officers in deciding whether to prosecute such cases. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) pushed the issue to prominence during this congressional session, arguing on behalf of victims who testified that they feared retaliation for pressing assault allegations up the military chain of command. Her bill - which won support from 17 of the 20 women in the Senate - would have shifted sexual assault investigations to military prosecutors.
April 14, 2002
James Flanigan stated a very real fact: No industry was hit as severely as travel ["Hotel Industry's Plan Confirm Recovery--and More," March 31]. But within the industry, travel agents have been battered on all fronts. During the days following Sept. 11, we did most of the airlines' work--for no profit--simply out of the desire to assist during a crisis. Yet the airlines' assault on U.S. travel agencies continues unabated. Their actions draw little attention. The major U.S. air carriers recently dropped commissions to U.S. travel agencies to zero.
March 6, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
A former paramedic was sentenced in Standish to between 40 months and 15 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old while she was being taken to a hospital. David Spresny, 43, was found guilty in January of third-degree criminal sexual conduct. The girl, who was hurt in a traffic accident, said she was molested while strapped to a backboard in the ambulance.
January 15, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
A 52-year-old Long Beach man has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman he met at a bar, police said Thursday. Steven DeSisto is charged with two counts of felony sexual assault, one count of felony drug possession and one misdemeanor count of photographing an unconscious person, the Long Beach Police Department said. "The suspect transported the intoxicated victim to his residence in the area of Ocean Boulevard and Orange Avenue, where he sexually assaulted her," police officials said in a statement.
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