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December 8, 1999 | DANIEL YI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kevin Green, a Tustin man who was wrongly convicted of raping his pregnant wife and causing the death of their unborn daughter 20 years ago, on Tuesday settled a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by his ex-wife, who continued to hold him partially responsible for the crime. The settlement brings closure to a two-decade-long legal ordeal for Green, who was set free in 1996 after authorities linked the crime to another man.
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May 17, 2004 | Claire Luna, Times Staff Writer
Two years after they were charged with raping an unconscious 16-year-old girl, the three teenagers remain in lock-step; they haven't plea-bargained, they won't testify against one another, and they still chat during breaks in their ongoing trial. Their lawyers, too, present a united front. Some might question whether they have any choice, inasmuch as one defendant's wealthy father -- a high-ranking Orange County sheriff's official -- is helping pay the legal fees for all three suspects.
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August 22, 1991 | THUAN LE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nadia Puente thought she was going to help a teacher unload some books when she entered a gray car while walking home from school the afternoon of March 20, 1989. Early the next morning, the body of the 9-year-old Santa Ana girl was found stuffed in a silver trash can at Griffith Park in Los Angeles. Authorities allege that Nadia was kidnaped, sexually assaulted and killed by Richard Lucio DeHoyos, 34, a former assistant manager of a Taco Bell restaurant in Westminster.
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December 25, 2001 | JACK LEONARD and MIKE ANTON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The parents of a UC Irvine sophomore accused of raping a 15-year-old girl said Monday that they were stunned that police would accuse their son of such a crime. "This is too unbelievable even to comprehend," said the man's father, Larry Dance. "He's never had any problems with anybody. He's never been in a fight. He doesn't have a temper, doesn't get upset with anybody." His son, Brian Dance, 20, remained at Orange County Jail on suicide watch Monday in lieu of $250,000 bail.
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August 3, 1995 | TRACY WEBER and THAO HUA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Six years ago, police had a composite drawing and strong indications--including a chilling modus operandi--that a man later dubbed the "Cottonwood Pervert" was preying on women across Orange County. Most residents, however, did not find out until Tuesday what police detectives had long suspected: A serial rapist may have been stalking in their midst since 1987. Kenneth G.
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July 22, 2001 | JANET WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Back in 1875, a beekeeper named Frank Carpenter built an adobe hut in a leafy glade tucked into a canyon in the Santa Ana Mountains. The canyon was called Black Star for the deep vein of lustrous coal discovered there. Today, a solitary beekeeper still carefully places white wooden hives along Black Star Canyon's twisting ravines and jagged crests.
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July 18, 2001 | JACK LEONARD and MAI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Citing the horrifying nature of the crime, Orange County prosecutors on Tuesday charged three Anaheim boys who allegedly took part in a July 3 attack at Black Star Canyon with more than 50 felony counts and announced they would try the defendants as adults. The teenagers are accused of repeatedly raping two girls--ages 13 and 15--and beating their boyfriends ages 16 and 17--with a metal rod and a rock, fracturing one boy's skull.
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January 22, 1999 | MIKE DOWNEY
Dianna D'Aiello is on the phone. She sounds exhausted. She's been up since 6 o'clock Thursday morning. "I tossed and turned all night," she says. That was before she, her mother and an aunt drove together to the Orange County Superior Court building in Santa Ana, where D'Aiello took a seat in Department 40 and spoke of the man who raped her, beat her into a coma and killed her unborn daughter. Or of the men who did. "Why do you think Kevin wasn't there today?"
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June 2, 2000 | WILLOUGHBY MARIANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Police are looking for other potential victims of a man they say raped and killed one woman and attacked six others near downtown Huntington Beach. Lt. Chuck Thomas said Thursday that prosecutors will charge Victor M. Miranda-Guerrero, 21, with the murder and rape of Bridgette Elizabeth Ballas, 29, an account executive at Calvin Klein. She was attacked in the early-morning hours of Nov. 27, 1999, while returning home after a night out with friends, police said.
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November 8, 2000 | THERESA MOREAU, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A female stripper was raped and robbed at gunpoint Monday night after performing a private dance for a man at an abandoned house, authorities said. "At the conclusion of her dance, [the man] produced a handgun and raped her and robbed her of the money he had paid her," said Brea Police Capt. Doug Dickerson. The woman, whose name has not been released, had been accompanied to the house, Dickerson said.
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September 6, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A man convicted of carjacking, raping and shooting a newspaper delivery driver before running her over was sentenced to 456 years in state prison Wednesday. Cedric Allan Parker, 36, was convicted Aug. 1 of nine felony counts for the August 1999 attack on the 27-year-old woman. The jury took only a few hours to find that Parker was the one who kidnapped the woman and drove her around Fontana, forcing her to perform sex acts on him, according to court records.
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August 14, 2001 | CHRISTINE HANLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A suspect who was tricked by an enterprising police detective into leaving his saliva on a soft drink straw at an Orange County Taco Bell pleaded guilty to two rape charges Monday in a case that even his lawyer said represented a legitimate yet unusual use of DNA evidence. Brea Police Det. Susan Hanna had been working on the case for months and thought Robert William Bradford Jr. was her man when she invited him out for a meal at Taco Bell, saying she wanted to pick his brain about the case.
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July 29, 2001
Former NBA player Dennis Rodman on Friday rejected an arbitrator's $225,000 award to an actress-model who accuses him of raping her. Tina New, the ex-girlfriend of a Newport Beach man convicted of murdering his wife, sued Rodman for $10 million Aug. 21. Orange County Superior Court Judge David C. Velasquez appointed an arbitrator, who awarded New $225,000 on July 19. Rodman or New could have rejected the award.
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July 22, 2001 | JANET WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Back in 1875, a beekeeper named Frank Carpenter built an adobe hut in a leafy glade tucked into a canyon in the Santa Ana Mountains. The canyon was called Black Star for the deep vein of lustrous coal discovered there. Today, a solitary beekeeper still carefully places white wooden hives along Black Star Canyon's twisting ravines and jagged crests.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 2001 | JACK LEONARD and MAI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Citing the horrifying nature of the crime, Orange County prosecutors on Tuesday charged three Anaheim boys who allegedly took part in a July 3 attack at Black Star Canyon with more than 50 felony counts and announced they would try the defendants as adults. The teenagers are accused of repeatedly raping two girls--ages 13 and 15--and beating their boyfriends ages 16 and 17--with a metal rod and a rock, fracturing one boy's skull.
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July 17, 2001 | MAI TRAN and JACK LEONARD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Two suspects arrested in the brutal attack on two teenage girls and their boyfriends in a remote Orange County canyon said in jailhouse interviews Monday that the incident was unplanned and followed an evening of drinking, drugs and vandalism. Erick Oswaldo Dominguez and Cuahutemoc Torres, both 19, said through sobs that they regret the rapes of the girls and the beatings of their boyfriends in rugged Black Star Canyon.
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January 9, 1998 | STEVE CARNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Children still skate, bicycle and play catch at Tuffree Hill Park--but watchful adults are never far away. A layer of uneasiness has blanketed the once-popular neighborhood park in the week since a 13-year-old girl was raped in a restroom New Year's Day. On Thursday, Placentia police released a sketch of the young man suspected in the attack. "I don't come around here at night since that happened," 14-year-old Edwin Dickason said, preparing to pedal home just after sunset on a recent evening.
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December 8, 1989 | BILL BILLITER and DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The confessed killer of a Garden Grove woman stabbed to death with an ice pick was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison Thursday after new details of the slaying were disclosed in a probation report. Cameron Seaholm, 22, pleaded guilty in September to the first-degree murder of Denise Duerr, 21, who was found dead in April. During sentencing Thursday before Superior Court Judge Dennis Myers, Seaholm apologized for the slaying and said he wished he could exchange places with his victim.
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July 17, 2001 | MAI TRAN and JACK LEONARD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Two suspects arrested in the brutal attack on two teenage girls and their boyfriends in a remote Orange County canyon said in jailhouse interviews Monday that the July 3 crime was unplanned and followed an evening of drinking, drugs and vandalism. Erick Oswaldo Dominguez of Anaheim and Cuahutemoc Torres of Orange, both 19, said they regret the rapes of the two girls and the beatings of their boyfriends in rugged Black Star Canyon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 2001
A $25,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of five men who raped two Tustin girls and beat their boyfriends, officials said Friday. The girls, 13 and 15, were with 16- and 17-year-old boys from Mission Viejo in a remote area about 2 a.m. Tuesday when they were attacked, police said. The 17-year-old boy remains hospitalized in serious condition, police said.
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