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January 9, 1988 | SANTIAGO O'DONNELL, Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles police sergeant participated in two acts of lewd conduct with a male prostitute and engaged in improper contacts with prostitutes on numerous occasions--all while on duty, a Board of Rights panel determined Friday. The three-member hearing board found Sgt. Emmanuel Valencia, 37, guilty of three charges of lewd conduct and recommended his suspension without pay for six months--the Police Department's harshest penalty short of firing.
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September 4, 1991
Los Angeles County prosecutors said Tuesday that they will consider whether to file a lewd conduct charge against the superintendent of the Eastside Union School District in the Antelope Valley following his arrest in a Lancaster park restroom last week. Robert W. Wakeling, 51, of Lancaster was arrested last Wednesday afternoon after a sheriff's vice deputy observed him allegedly masturbating in the men's restroom.
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November 15, 2013 | By Richard Winton and Stephen Ceasar
Mark Berndt, the teacher who committed lewd acts against nearly two dozen Los Angeles schoolchildren, was sentenced Friday to 25 years in prison after facing the parents of his victims, many of whom berated him for stealing the innocence of their children. Berndt, who taught at Miramonte Elementary School for three decades, pleaded no contest to 23 counts of lewd conduct. The allegations against him included spoon-feeding semen to blindfolded children as part of what he purportedly called a "tasting game.
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September 2, 1995 | ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former tow truck driver, accused of lewd acts with two young boys who took turns sleeping in his bed, was sentenced Friday to three years probation, during which he will be barred from being alone with anyone under age 18.
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April 22, 1994 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS
A television director was arrested Wednesday for secretly filming women using a restroom at a Warner Center office complex, Los Angeles police said. Niles Goodsite, 52, of Chatsworth, was booked for the misdemeanor charge of loitering in a restroom with the intention to commit a lewd act, police said. The incident occurred after Goodsite sneaked into a first-floor bathroom at Warner Gateway Plaza, 21820 Burbank Blvd., at about 11:55 a.m.
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January 29, 2005 | From Times Staff Writers
An Orange middle-school teacher was ordered Friday to stand trial on charges that she engaged in lewd conduct with two students. A pretrial hearing was set for Feb. 8. Sarah Bench-Salorio, 28, has pleaded not guilty to 28 charges filed against her for the alleged trysts with her former English students. After listening to testimony from two boys in a preliminary hearing that ended Friday, Judge John D. Conley concluded that there was evidence that Bench-Salorio committed the crimes.
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June 30, 1995
British actor Hugh Grant was charged Thursday with lewd conduct, two days after his arrest for allegedly having sex in his car with a Hollywood prostitute, officials said. The 23-year-old woman faces the same charge and two additional counts of violating her probation on prostitution convictions, said Mike Qualls, a spokesman for the Los Angeles city attorney's office.
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December 7, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An Orange County judge has issued an arrest warrant for a piano teacher about to go on trial for alleged lewd conduct with an 8-year-old girl, authorities said Wednesday. Daniel Peter Gaudin, 57, failed to appear for a pretrial hearing Friday, said Deputy Dist. Atty. Aleta Bryant, who is prosecuting the case. Gaudin, of Orange, was free on $100,000 bail after being arrested in April. Though his trial is set to begin Jan.
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October 11, 1988
Undercover police officers have arrested 33 people for lewd conduct and solicitation during a three-night sweep of adult businesses along Garden Grove Boulevard, authorities said Monday. The sweeps were conducted Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights along areas of the boulevard throughout the city where adult bookstores are located. However, none of the businesses were ordered closed, according to Garden Grove Police Lt. Ron Weigand.
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