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February 25, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz and Ruben Vives
Duane Thomas Peters, the professional skateboarder and punk rock singer nicknamed "The Master of Disaster," pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that he assaulted his girlfriend at their Long Beach home. Peters, 52, was arrested in early February in the 4000 block of East 3rd Street, said Long Beach police Sgt. Megan Zabel. He was charged with one felony count of willful infliction of corporal injury, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.  Prosecutors allege that Peters became enraged with his girlfriend and assaulted her. Neighbors reportedly heard the noise and did their best to intervene.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
Long Beach police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man who kidnapped a 53-year-old mentally impaired woman from a parking lot and sexually assaulted her. The incident occurred about 1:30 a.m. Jan. 14 at 15th Street and Long Beach Boulevard, police said.    Recordings from surveillance cameras show a vehicle pulling into the parking lot where the woman appeared to be standing alone outside a Greyhound bus station. The station appeared to be closed .  Police described the vehicle as a dark-colored, mid-sized four-door sedan, possibly a mid-to-late 1990s Nissan Maxima.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 2014 | Richard Winton and James Rainey
At the home he shares with his parents, Bryan Stow does his best, but he struggles. It's hard to move his left arm and that hand will barely close. He must wear a diaper, needs help to take a shower and has to be reminded why a plastic shunt juts from the base of his skull. The members of Stow's family who addressed a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge Thursday wondered if the two men who attacked the paramedic and father of two outside Dodger Stadium in 2011 knew any of that, or if they cared.
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February 19, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
A 34-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of drugging and sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl, Riverside police said Wednesday night. The victim had run away from her home and was given a ride by a man in a car late last week, according to the Riverside Police Department. The suspect drove the girl to a secluded area and sexually assaulted her, police said. The man then drove the victim to a Corona hotel, police said, where she was given drugs and further sexually assaulted.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 2014 | By Larry Gordon
In a move that activists described as the first of its kind for any American college or university, Occidental College in Los Angeles is pledging to stay away from any investments in companies that manufacture military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines for general public sale. The recent move by Occidental College trustees came at the urging of faculty members who were horrified by the December 2012 massacre of 26 students and staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut and other mass shootings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 2014 | By Kate Mather and Richard Winton
Los Angeles prosecutors Friday charged ex-NFL star Darren Sharper with drugging and sexually assaulting two women and revealed he is under investigation for allegedly attacking at least five other women in three other states. Sharper was charged with seven rape and drug counts involving four women he allegedly met at a West Hollywood nightclub. Court documents revealed additional allegations in Las Vegas, New Orleans and Tempe, Ariz., that are all still under investigation. Los Angeles police Cmdr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 2014 | By Kate Mather and Richard Winton
At least seven women in four different states have accused former NFL football player Darren Sharper of drugging and sexually assaulting them, according to court documents filed in Los Angeles on Friday. At least three other women and one man reported being drugged, according to records. Three of the alleged sexual assaults occurred on two consecutive nights in Los Angeles and Las Vegas.  Los Angeles County prosecutors charged Sharper on Friday with two counts of rape and five other drug charges in connection with two incidents in October and January.
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February 12, 2014 | By Stuart Pfeifer, This post has been updated as indicated below.
Prosecutors in Summit County, Utah, have charged the chief executive of Entropic Communications Inc., a San Diego semiconductor company, with assaulting a model who appeared on the reality television show "Beverly Hills Nannies. " The criminal complaint, filed in Summit County Justice Court, alleges that Patrick Henry assaulted the woman Jan. 23 at a home near Park City, Utah. The case was investigated by the Summit County Sheriff's Department. [Updated at 12:46 p.m. Feb. 12: Summit County Attorney David Brickey said his office filed three misdemeanor charges against Henry: assault, damaging a communication device and criminal mischief.
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