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October 19, 1999 | MARK ARAX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An inmate enforcer known at Corcoran State Prison as the "Booty Bandit" testified Monday that his rape of an inmate troublemaker was set up by correctional officers, some of whom laughed at the victim's pleas that his life was in danger. Wayne Robertson, the 6-foot, 2-inch, 220-pound rapist, manacled and glowering, told the Superior Court here that inmate Eddie Dillard, a prisoner half his size, should have never been put in his cell to endure two days of sexual assault in March 1993.
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August 29, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A sheriff's deputy pleaded guilty to false imprisonment of a developmentally disabled woman. Bill Gene Cox, 61, a Sonoma County court bailiff and retired California Highway Patrol officer, pleaded guilty Monday as a preliminary hearing was set to begin. Cox was charged with twice engaging in sexual conduct with the young woman, who prosecutors say has the mental ability of a 7- or 8-year-old child and is unable to consent to sex.
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July 25, 1993 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The story was so unbelievable, so fundamentally distasteful, so prurient that even the TV movie producers weren't quite sure how to treat it, and the folks here simply wouldn't believe it. The seamy affair could only be raised as a question: Surely it wasn't true that the high school football coach asked his two quarterbacks to have sex with his wife? But the couple finally admitted committing oral copulation on one boy and soliciting his friend; they were sentenced, and moved out of town.
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March 17, 2000 | From a Times Staff Writer
The Assembly on Thursday unanimously approved a measure to eliminate the current statute of limitations on rape cases in which DNA evidence identifies a suspect. The change would be a major departure from California's six-year limit on prosecution of rape cases. AB 1742 would require a suspect identified through DNA testing to be prosecuted within one year of the test. Assemblyman Lou Correa (D-Anaheim), author of the bill, sees it as a necessary step in an age of advancing forensic technology.
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December 5, 1995 | MAYRAV SAAR, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The so-called pillowcase rapist, who police say may be linked to more than 200 rapes in the Los Angeles area, has left California, authorities said Monday. Reginald Donald Muldrew, 47, flew to Las Vegas shortly after his release from an undisclosed prison Monday afternoon, said Lt. Brad Simpson of the Las Vegas Police Department. In an interview at the Las Vegas Airport, Muldrew said he planned to stay in the city only one night.
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September 1, 1992 | JOHN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gov. Pete Wilson on Monday signed legislation that would stop convicted rapists from claiming custody of children they father during the commission of their crimes. "Rapists will not be permitted access to a child that was conceived by way of a violent assault on the mother," said Assemblyman Richard Katz (D-Sylmar), author of the legislation.
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August 18, 1996 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The condition of convicted "pillowcase rapist" Reginald Muldrew continued to improve Saturday at a hospital in Gary, Ind. So did the condition of the case against him that is being mounted by Gary police. Investigators said they will ask prosecutors Monday to charge the 48-year-old Muldrew with robbery stemming from the Aug. 5 incident during which he was beaten and critically injured by neighbors of the woman he allegedly robbed.
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January 29, 1990 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"I intend to be at the execution," the gentle, gray-haired woman said quietly. "I want to see him die." The tall, handsome, often charming man Sue Mills was talking about is Dean Philip Carter, 34, adopted son of a police chief, doting father of twins and skilled television cameraman who did commended work on a documentary about the heritage of Eskimos.
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February 25, 1998 | MIKE CLARY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Looking across a spellbound courtroom--and into a nightmare she cannot forget--Mary Bell Vincent raised one of her two prosthetic arms Tuesday and pointed at the man who raped and mutilated her nearly 20 years ago in California. "Do you see your attacker in the courtroom?" Judge Bob Anderson Mitcham asked Vincent. "Yes," she said, pointing with a gleaming metal hook that now serves as a hand. Lawrence Singleton, 70, seemed not to blink.
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January 13, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Carmel Valley man was sentenced to 48 years in prison for kidnaping an 18-year-old Morgan Hill woman, chaining her up and repeatedly raping her while holding her hostage for a week. Burton Bathke, 41, was sentenced this week by Monterey County Superior Court Judge Richard Silver. A jury had convicted him of 18 felony counts, including kidnaping, rape and false imprisonment. Bathke claimed that his victim lied about her time with him from Aug. 26 to Sept. 1, 1988.
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March 1, 2000 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After tearful testimony from two Los Angeles rape victims, legislation to extend indefinitely California's statute of limitations on rape prosecutions cleared a key committee Tuesday. The Assembly Public Safety Committee unanimously approved a bill by Assemblyman Lou Correa (D-Anaheim) that would allow prosecutors to use DNA evidence many years after a rape occurred--a major exemption from California's current six-year statute of limitations on rape cases.
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October 19, 1999 | MARK ARAX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An inmate enforcer known at Corcoran State Prison as the "Booty Bandit" testified Monday that his rape of an inmate troublemaker was set up by correctional officers, some of whom laughed at the victim's pleas that his life was in danger. Wayne Robertson, the 6-foot, 2-inch, 220-pound rapist, manacled and glowering, told the Superior Court here that inmate Eddie Dillard, a prisoner half his size, should have never been put in his cell to endure two days of sexual assault in March 1993.
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May 7, 1999 | From a Times Staff Writer
The state Senate, reacting to the killing of a Los Angeles schoolgirl in the restroom of a Nevada casino, approved a bill Thursday making it a crime for failing to report the murder, rape or sexual assault of a child 14 or younger. The bill, formally labeled the Sherrice Iverson Child Protection Act, in memory of the 7-year-old, was sent to the Assembly on a 28-0 vote with no debate. Sen. Tom Hayden (D-Los Angeles) introduced the bill, SB 80, in the aftermath of Sherrice's 1997 slaying.
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November 11, 1998 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Long-haul trucker Wayne Adam Ford, who allegedly confessed to killing four women over the past year, told authorities that he picked up at least five other women in Bakersfield since February for sex--but that each was alive when they got out of the cab of his truck, an investigator said Tuesday. Three of the women simply got out of his cab and walked away, but Ford said he had to lift two women down from his truck because they were still bound, said Kern County Sheriff's Det. Ron Taylor.
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October 10, 1998 | MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Atty. Gen. Dan Lungren on Friday said the conduct of five state correctional officers indicted in connection with an inmate rape set up at Corcoran State Prison was "completely intolerable and stains the badges that they wear."
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October 9, 1998 | MARK ARAX and MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Five state correctional officers have been indicted by a special Kings County Grand Jury on conspiracy and other charges stemming from a 1993 rape at Corcoran State Prison by an inmate enforcer nicknamed the "Booty Bandit." The five officers, including a lieutenant, were booked at the Kings County Jail Thursday afternoon on a variety of criminal charges, including conspiracy to carry out a sodomy and preparing false reports.
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July 27, 1990 | PAUL FELDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Republican state attorney general candidate Dan Lungren on Thursday called for life prison sentences for criminals convicted of kidnaping for the purpose of rape or other sexual crimes. Lungren's proposal, which he identified at a Los Angeles press conference as the "Lungren Crime Law," is strikingly similar in content to a bill introduced in the state Senate in February by President Pro Tem David A. Roberti (D-Los Angeles).
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October 20, 1990 | Elements of the ad, with analysis by Times staff writer Daniel M. Weintraub
The race: Lieutenant governor. Whose ad: Leo T. McCarthy, the Democratic incumbent. Cost: $150,000 for the first week in Los Angeles. Producer: Ken Swope & Associates. In McCarthy's first ad in his race against state Sen. Marian Bergeson (R-Newport Beach), he portrays himself as tough on crime. This appears to be an attempt to blunt Bergeson's frequent reminder that McCarthy was Assembly Speaker when the Criminal Justice Committee came to be known as a "graveyard" for anti-crime legislation.
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February 25, 1998 | MIKE CLARY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Looking across a spellbound courtroom--and into a nightmare she cannot forget--Mary Bell Vincent raised one of her two prosthetic arms Tuesday and pointed at the man who raped and mutilated her nearly 20 years ago in California. "Do you see your attacker in the courtroom?" Judge Bob Anderson Mitcham asked Vincent. "Yes," she said, pointing with a gleaming metal hook that now serves as a hand. Lawrence Singleton, 70, seemed not to blink.
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August 14, 1997 | JACK LEONARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an effort to reduce California's 70,000 births to teenage mothers every year, the state Health and Welfare Agency on Wednesday unveiled a $3-million advertising campaign to deter young men from having sex with adolescent girls. Separate Spanish- and English-language ads will target men aged 18 to 24, warning that statutory rape is a serious crime. The ads also encourage young men to take responsibility for the children they have already fathered.
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