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April 6, 1993
A Villa Park High School custodian pleaded not guilty Monday in Municipal Court here to charges that he molested a 9-year-old girl during a swim meet on campus. Marco Antonio Reyes, 46, who has worked for the Orange Unified School District since 1985, is charged with the March 20 kidnaping, child molestation and forced oral copulation of a Huntington Beach girl. If convicted on all counts, he could face up to 51 years in prison, prosecutors said.
March 18, 2008 | My-Thuan Tran
A man linked to nearly 100 cases of indecent exposure around Orange County pleaded not guilty Monday, authorities said. Christopher Holden Fenn, 45, of Mission Viejo, was arrested Feb. 2 on suspicion of standing naked in front of a Tustin woman's apartment. He was arraigned on two felony counts in that case, released on $200,000 bail and ordered to wear a tracking device. Fenn, an insurance underwriter and father of four, has since been accused of exposing himself to nearly 100 women and four minors since July 2005.
July 13, 2002
A Ventura County Superior Court judge is considering whether serial rapist Vincent Sanchez can plead guilty to murder without specifying the degree of the crime. Sanchez, 31, is charged with first-degree murder, attempted rape and attempted kidnapping as well as two special circumstance allegations in connection with the July 2001 slaying of 20-year-old Moorpark College student Megan Barroso. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.
October 4, 1990 | Associated Press
A man arrested in the disappearance of two girls abandoned without food or water in the searing Mojave Desert pleaded guilty to child endangerment Wednesday. Alan Erickson, 36, of Pioneertown, entered his plea to two counts of child endangerment before Municipal Judge Bert Swift. Erickson was charged in connection with the disappearance of Silver Putman, 6, and her half-sister Kristina Johnson, 3. Erickson was a family friend.
September 9, 1993
An Oregon man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he sexually assaulted and shot a Torrance woman and then killed her husband, who had walked in on the attack. Randy Eugene Garcia, 22, entered his plea Monday during his arraignment before Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James A. Bascue. A pretrial hearing before Judge Jacqueline Connor has been scheduled for Oct. 5 to determine if prosecutors have gathered evidence for Garcia to stand trial.
August 3, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
A construction worker accused of killing a gay man over an unwanted sexual advance rejected a plea bargain in a Rockford, Ala., court, refusing to plead guilty in exchange for a guarantee he wouldn't get the death penalty. Charles M. Butler is one of two men charged in the Feb. 19 slaying of Billy Jack Gaither, 39, who was beaten with an ax handle and burned atop a pile of kerosene-soaked tires.
September 19, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
A man pleaded guilty in Phoenix to killing a Japanese tourist whose body was found below a waterfall at an Indian reservation that includes part of the Grand Canyon. Randy Redtail Wescogame, 19, said he encountered the woman while she was hiking alone and offered to guide her to falls in the area.
December 4, 2003 | Caitlin Liu, Times Staff Writer
An Encino man who was part of an alleged kidnap-for-ransom ring has pleaded guilty in state court to killing five Los Angeles County residents whose bodies were found in a Northern California lake, prosecutors said Wednesday. The plea agreement struck Monday between Ainar Altmanis and the district attorney's office came more than a year after he entered a deal with the U.S. attorney's office to avoid a possible death penalty in the upcoming federal case.
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