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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 1990
A judge on Monday set a Dec. 10 trial date for a convicted sex offender who police say has systematically raped and imprisoned women transients and prostitutes in the city's most blighted areas over the past 14 years. Superior Court Judge James A. Bascue set the trial date for Lemuel Z. Harris of Hollywood.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 1997 | TRACY WILSON and FRED ALVAREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Thousand Oaks man pleaded not guilty Friday to charges that he raped two women and attempted to rape a third during a string of burglaries earlier this year. Jose Zavala, 21, entered his plea during a brief arraignment in Ventura County Municipal Court. A preliminary hearing is set for April 10 on the rape charges and a separate felony drug case.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 1997 | TRACY WILSON and FRED ALVAREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Thousand Oaks man pleaded not guilty Friday to charges that he raped two women and attempted to rape a third during a string of burglaries earlier this year. Jose Zavala, 21, entered his plea during a brief arraignment in Ventura County Municipal Court. A preliminary hearing is set for April 10 on the rape charges and a separate felony drug case.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 1990
A judge on Monday set a Dec. 10 trial date for a convicted sex offender who police say has systematically raped and imprisoned women transients and prostitutes in the city's most blighted areas over the past 14 years. Superior Court Judge James A. Bascue set the trial date for Lemuel Z. Harris of Hollywood.
OPINION
April 13, 2008 | Rebecca Solnit, Rebecca Solnit is the author of many books including "A Field Guide to Getting Lost," "River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West" and "Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities." A longer version of this article appears at Tomdispatch.com.
I still don't know why Sallie and I bothered to go to that party in the forest slope above Aspen. The people were all older than us and dull in a distinguished way, old enough that we, at 40-ish, passed as the occasion's young ladies. The house in Colorado was great -- if you like Ralph Lauren-style chalets: a rugged luxury cabin at 9,000 feet, complete with elk antlers, lots of kilims, and a wood-burning stove.
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September 16, 2013 | By Rebecca Keegan
HENDERSON, Nev. - In 2009, Samantha Geimer was watching the daytime talk show "The View" from her then-home in Hawaii when the panel took up the topic of her encounter at age 13 with director Roman Polanski. Polanski had just been arrested in Switzerland, more than three decades after the day in 1977 that changed both their lives. "It wasn't rape-rape," co-host Whoopi Goldberg said, setting off a firestorm of criticism. In fact, it was "rape-rape" by nearly any definition except the charge to which Polanski pleaded guilty (unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and raping his former girlfriend earlier this week, prosecutors said. Jose Tovar Mejia is to be arraigned Monday in Van Nuys Superior Court, according to the district attorney's office. He is charged with one count each of kidnapping to commit rape, forcible rape, rape by threat, evading an officer, making criminal threats, robbery and corporal injury to the victim, who was identified as the mother of his young son.
OPINION
August 5, 2004
The unintended consequence of your editorial on the endless fine points of rape ("Rape and Rights," Aug. 1) will discourage most women from filing rape charges. Instead they will seek solace and redemption in therapy well away from an open-ended court case. Alleged rapists are entitled to a speedy trial, and the state should always give it to them. All rape trials should begin within 60 days. Justice delayed is justice denied. Bob Munson Newbury Park
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
Ventura police warned Friday that a sex offender has been paroled to the city. James Richard Perkins, 43, moved into the 100 block of West Harrison Street this week, Lt. Quinn Fenwick said. Perkins was convicted in Northern California of assault to commit rape, rape and sexual penetration and served about 20 years in prison, Fenwick said. State law requires paroled sex offenders to register with police, who may publicize their names and addresses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The son of an Orange County assistant sheriff and two other teenagers pleaded not guilty Wednesday to raping an unconscious 16-year-old girl and recording it on videotape. Superior Court Judge Craig Robison set bail for the youths, who are each 17 and charged as adults, at $100,000 each. Gregory Scott Haidl, Kyle Joseph Nachreiner and Keith James Spann each face 21 felony counts, including rape, rape by a foreign object and administering a drug to incapacitate the victim.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1988
Three more people have been arrested in connection with the alleged rape April 24 of a 15-year-old Poway girl on Midland Road. A woman, a man and an unidentified juvenile were booked on suspicion of rape, rape with a foreign object and aiding and abetting a rape. Monica Acevedo, 18, and Jose Luis Romero, 20, both described as laborers, were arrested Friday after questioning at the sheriff's station in Poway and are being held on $20,000 bail each, a spokeswoman said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 1992
Re "Motel Sexual Assault Prompts Warning" (March 21): In the wake of such landmark cases as Mike Tyson's rape trial and the conclusion of the (William) Kennedy (Smith) case (not to mention Anita Hill's allegations), society is beginning to address its attitudes about sexual assault and rape. Rape and sexual assault are violent crimes, and for too long society has looked the other way or blamed the victim. In the reporting of the motel sexual assault in Anaheim, the story said, "None of the victims was seriously hurt."
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