CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 2001 |
A Sonoma County judge said there is enough independent evidence to try a Catholic priest accused of rape. Judge Gayle Guynup ruled Wednesday that Father Don Kimball should stand trial because evidence clearly corroborated the stories of victims. Kimball, a former youth minister, is accused of raping a 14-year-old girl in 1977 at Resurrection Parish in Santa Rosa. He also is accused of committing a lewd act with a 13-year-old girl in 1981 at St. John's rectory in Healdsburg.
September 16, 2000 |
Two high school football stars accused of preying on drunken girls at parties could face life in prison under the recently passed Proposition 21. The pair, now 18, face more than a dozen counts of rape, sexual battery and other sex crimes dating back to last year and involving seven victims. Brandon McMullen and Jack Soberal were being held at the Contra Costa County jail in Martinez on $1-million bail each.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 2000 |
A paroled rapist charged with killing two college students last year failed Monday to get a judge to move his case from San Luis Obispo, where his attorneys say there has been too much publicity for a fair trial. Rex Allen Krebs' public defender, Patricia Ashbaugh, said she will appeal the ruling.
November 9, 1999 |
Four Corcoran State Prison guards were found innocent Monday of setting up the March 1993 rape of an inmate troublemaker, a verdict that the guards union said was vindication for the accused and for correctional officers sullied by wide-ranging probes of alleged abuse in California prisons. After five weeks of testimony about the arcane world of Corcoran's Security Housing Unit, the jury deliberated two days before announcing the verdict in Kings County Superior Court.
October 30, 1999 |
Two Corcoran State Prison guards accused of setting up the rape of former inmate Eddie Dillard testified Friday that Dillard concocted his entire story and that they had no way of knowing he would be assaulted and raped when they moved him into another inmate's cell. Officers Anthony Sylva and Dale Brakebill say they were not aware that the new cellmate, Wayne Robertson, was the notorious Booty Bandit, a convicted murderer with a long history of raping his cellmates. "I didn't know who Mr.
October 29, 1999 |
One of four guards accused of setting up a prisoner's rape testified Thursday that the inmate never asked for help or said his life would be in danger because of his new cellmate. Sgt. Joe Sanchez said inmate Eddie Dillard simply asked to be moved from his cell and never mentioned that his cellmate, Wayne Robertson, had raped him. Robertson is known at Corcoran as the "Booty Bandit" because of his well-known propensity to rape other prisoners.