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July 7, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A 15-year-old Oakland girl has sued the state and Alameda County for negligence, saying that a man charged with sexually assaulting her in June was on parolee for raping her six years ago. Samuel Leon Barnett was paroled in April after serving half of a 12-year sentence for raping the girl when she was 9. Barnett was re-arrested and charged with 14 sexual assault-related counts and kidnaping after the girl told police Barnett and another man held her for seven hours and attacked her on June 10.
June 1, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
January 8, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Prosecutors have dropped the widely publicized charges that a man who was sent to prison for raping a 9-year-old girl raped her again six years later, after he was paroled from prison. Eight felony charges of kidnaping and forcible molestation against Samuel Leon Barnett, 44, were dismissed, said Chief Assistant Dist. Atty. Tom Orloff. "We did some more investigation on the case," Orloff said. "After everything we learned, it cast some doubt on what happened and who was responsible for it."
November 21, 1991 | Associated Press
The Green Bay Packers fired operations vice president Tom Braatz, who oversaw four losing seasons during his five years with the team. Bob Harlan, the Packers' president, said all the candidates considered as replacements are working in the NFL. Harlan would not comment on Coach Lindy Infante's status. Bengal Coach Sam Wyche angrily denied that he had been fined $7,500 by the NFL for disparaging comments about officials.
August 3, 2001 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A judge has decided to free a rapist, the first sex predator recommended for release since a tougher law to treat California's most violent sexual offenders took effect in 1996. Patrick Ghilotti, 45, will be released from Atascadero State Hospital after Marin County Superior Court Judge John S. Graham approves his outpatient treatment. Ghilotti was convicted in 1978 of raping three women. After his release from prison in 1986, he raped another.
October 29, 1999 | From Associated Press
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.
June 6, 2000 | From Associated Press
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.
A man who spent six years in prison for raping a 9-year-old girl in Oakland was arrested on suspicion of raping the same girl to punish her for turning him in the first time, Oakland police said Wednesday. Samuel L. Barnett, 44, was paroled on April 29, having served half of a 12-year sentence for the original rape. He was arrested Tuesday night in San Pablo and accused of attacking the girl, now 15, in the same East Oakland garage where the first rape took place in January, 1985.
March 21, 1994 | Associated Press
A woman who says she was a victim of convicted serial rapist Melvin Carter faced her "worst nightmare" when he was paroled less then 10 miles from her rural Modoc County home, a local official said. The woman, who said she was raped 16 years ago by Carter while she was a student at Cal State Hayward, contacted Modoc County authorities Friday. Carter, known as the "College Terrace rapist," was paroled Thursday to a minimum-security prison camp in the county.
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