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February 15, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A "blue light rapist" and others mimicking him have raped, accosted or chased more than a dozen women in communities from northeastern Arkansas to northern Louisiana since November. A predator using a police-style flashing blue light has pulled over women traveling alone. Because the incidents have occurred over a wide area, police suspect that some were carried out by copycats.
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March 23, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A jury convicted a man in the rape and murder of a 13-year-old boy who suffocated while tied up in an hours-long assault the defendant claimed was consensual. Joshua Macabe Brown, 23, was sentenced in Bentonville, Ark., to 25 years in prison on the rape charge, but jurors said they were split, 11 to 1, on the penalty for the murder charge. The judge said he would impose a sentence next Friday. Brown was convicted of first-degree murder in the 1999 death of Jesse Dirkhising.
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SPORTS
April 8, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Racism is behind some of the criticism directed at the University of Arkansas' investigation of a sexual incident involving four basketball players and a woman, a school official said Sunday. Jim Blair, the chairman of the board of trustees, said some of the public outcry for action against the players reflects a lynch-mob mentality. Blair said some members of the public, eager for a disposition in the investigation, don't want to give the players due process.
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March 15, 2001 | Associated Press
A 13-year-old boy was sedated, restrained and gagged with his own underwear and duct tape, then raped repeatedly before he suffocated, a prosecutor told jurors Wednesday. In his opening statement, prosecutor Bob Balfe said Jesse Dirkhising had been restrained on a bed before dying in the assault on Sept. 26, 1999. If convicted, Joshua Macabe Brown, 23, could be sentenced to death.
SPORTS
January 27, 1993 | From Associated Press
Two former Arkansas football players, Freddie Bradley and Derrick Martin, were acquitted of rape charges by a jury in Fayetteville, Ark. Bradley, a running back who attended Moorpark College, and Martin, a defensive back, were dismissed from the team last spring after charges were filed.
NEWS
March 31, 1998 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Attorneys for President Clinton, arguing that the Paula Corbin Jones legal team has become the "stalking horse" for independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr, filed court transcripts Monday in which an Arkansas woman flatly denied being raped by Clinton 20 years ago. The legal filing was in response to court papers submitted over the weekend by the Jones camp.
SPORTS
May 20, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Running back Freddie Bradley, who broke O.J. Simpson's national junior college scoring records during two seasons at Moorpark College, faces an Aug. 12 trial in Fayetteville, Ark., on a charge of raping a 13-year-old girl. Bradley, who faces a sentence of up to 40 years in prison if convicted, has been dismissed from the Arkansas football team after playing one season. Bradley, 21, was arrested on April 23 along with teammate Derrick Martin.
NEWS
March 23, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A jury convicted a man in the rape and murder of a 13-year-old boy who suffocated while tied up in an hours-long assault the defendant claimed was consensual. Joshua Macabe Brown, 23, was sentenced in Bentonville, Ark., to 25 years in prison on the rape charge, but jurors said they were split, 11 to 1, on the penalty for the murder charge. The judge said he would impose a sentence next Friday. Brown was convicted of first-degree murder in the 1999 death of Jesse Dirkhising.
NEWS
March 15, 2001 | Associated Press
A 13-year-old boy was sedated, restrained and gagged with his own underwear and duct tape, then raped repeatedly before he suffocated, a prosecutor told jurors Wednesday. In his opening statement, prosecutor Bob Balfe said Jesse Dirkhising had been restrained on a bed before dying in the assault on Sept. 26, 1999. If convicted, Joshua Macabe Brown, 23, could be sentenced to death.
SPORTS
December 25, 1993 | MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He was, for a time, spinning out of control, the victim of a blindside hit at a vulnerable moment. But look how Fred Bradley has landed. Both feet planted, firmly in control, an open field ahead. Sometimes you hit a good running back squarely and all it does is knock him into daylight. Is that what has happened to Bradley? Certainly he has been rocked plenty of times, both on and off the field. So far, however, nothing has taken him off his feet.
NEWS
March 31, 1998 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Attorneys for President Clinton, arguing that the Paula Corbin Jones legal team has become the "stalking horse" for independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr, filed court transcripts Monday in which an Arkansas woman flatly denied being raped by Clinton 20 years ago. The legal filing was in response to court papers submitted over the weekend by the Jones camp.
NEWS
February 15, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A "blue light rapist" and others mimicking him have raped, accosted or chased more than a dozen women in communities from northeastern Arkansas to northern Louisiana since November. A predator using a police-style flashing blue light has pulled over women traveling alone. Because the incidents have occurred over a wide area, police suspect that some were carried out by copycats.
SPORTS
December 25, 1993 | MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He was, for a time, spinning out of control, the victim of a blindside hit at a vulnerable moment. But look how Fred Bradley has landed. Both feet planted, firmly in control, an open field ahead. Sometimes you hit a good running back squarely and all it does is knock him into daylight. Is that what has happened to Bradley? Certainly he has been rocked plenty of times, both on and off the field. So far, however, nothing has taken him off his feet.
SPORTS
January 27, 1993 | From Associated Press
Two former Arkansas football players, Freddie Bradley and Derrick Martin, were acquitted of rape charges by a jury in Fayetteville, Ark. Bradley, a running back who attended Moorpark College, and Martin, a defensive back, were dismissed from the team last spring after charges were filed.
SPORTS
May 20, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Running back Freddie Bradley, who broke O.J. Simpson's national junior college scoring records during two seasons at Moorpark College, faces an Aug. 12 trial in Fayetteville, Ark., on a charge of raping a 13-year-old girl. Bradley, who faces a sentence of up to 40 years in prison if convicted, has been dismissed from the Arkansas football team after playing one season. Bradley, 21, was arrested on April 23 along with teammate Derrick Martin.
SPORTS
April 8, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Racism is behind some of the criticism directed at the University of Arkansas' investigation of a sexual incident involving four basketball players and a woman, a school official said Sunday. Jim Blair, the chairman of the board of trustees, said some of the public outcry for action against the players reflects a lynch-mob mentality. Blair said some members of the public, eager for a disposition in the investigation, don't want to give the players due process.
SPORTS
February 2, 1992 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seven high school athletes are awaiting trial in Glen Ridge, N.J., on charges of raping a retarded girl with a baseball bat and other wooden objects. The 17-year-old girl is described by police as being a sports fan and the boys are well-known sports stars. According to police reports, the girl--who has the mental capacity of an 8-year-old--was brought to the basement of a house where the boys and six others the victim could not identify sexually assaulted her.
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