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January 12, 1996 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A decorated California Highway Patrol officer has apparently committed suicide, a month after his arrest in the alleged rape of a woman while on his graveyard shift, authorities announced Thursday. The officer, James W. Pitsor, was found dead late Wednesday afternoon of a single shot from a rifle, said Sgt. Tom Neely of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.
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August 18, 2001 | SCOTT GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
San Bernardino County prosecutors said Friday that they do not have enough evidence to pursue rape charges against boxer Mike Tyson, who was accused of sexually assaulting a woman while training near Big Bear Lake for his next fight. Prosecutors, in a carefully worded statement, said they could not prove the case to a jury.
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December 12, 1995 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 27-year veteran of the California Highway Patrol has been arrested for allegedly raping a Barstow woman after offering her a ride home, authorities announced Monday. CHP Sgt. James W. Pitsor, 49, who lives in Barstow, was arrested Sunday by the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department after investigators served search warrants on his home and patrol car, said Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Toni Broten. The unidentified victim told investigators that when she left a Barstow bar about 2 a.m.
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July 31, 2001 | SCOTT GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Expanding their investigation into a complaint that Mike Tyson sexually assaulted a woman while training in the mountains above San Bernardino, detectives on Monday began trying to identify several aides who reportedly were with the boxer at the time of the alleged incident. San Bernardino County sheriff's detectives had already signaled their intent to interview Tyson, 35, about the alleged assault in the Big Bear area.
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September 22, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Ontario police arrested a fourth suspect in a Labor Day weekend kidnaping that left a teen-age girl dead and two other women raped and stabbed. Detectives aided by the Police Department's SWAT team arrested Danny Sorian, 32, of Ontario at the converted garage where he lived. He was booked into San Bernardino County Jail on charges of robbery, kidnaping, rape and homicide.
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May 16, 1993 | RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Compton man who authorities believe committed a series of rapes and a murder in the Inland Empire has been sentenced to more than 75 years in state prison for the rape and robbery of two Torrance office workers last year. Johnny Duane Miles, dubbed the Red Dragon rapist for the inscription on the cap he allegedly wore in the Inland Empire incidents, received the maximum sentence of 75 years, 8 months, from Torrance Superior Court Judge Francis J. Hourigan.
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September 5, 1990 | JENIFER WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ontario police investigators inched forward Tuesday in their hunt for three men in a grisly weekend kidnaping that left one teen-age girl dead and two other women raped and stabbed. A car used in the abduction was recovered Tuesday afternoon abandoned in the community of Rubidoux, near Riverside, but detectives said their investigation, including interviews with the surviving victims, had produced little useful evidence.
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July 9, 1999
A 26-year-old elementary school teacher for the Los Angeles Unified School District will be arraigned today on multiple felony charges of having sex with a 14-year-old Rancho Cucamonga girl he met through the Internet. Jeremy West Preall of Anaheim was arrested Tuesday and remained jailed on $75,000 bail. His arraignment will be in San Bernardino Municipal Court.
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June 25, 1992 | PATRICK J. McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An ex-convict suspected in a string of after-hours robberies, rapes and one murder in offices from San Bernardino to Los Angeles counties has been linked to at least three of the crimes by blood tests, Rialto police said Wednesday. Among the victims was Nancy Willem, a 35-year-old rape counselor and feminist activist who was raped, robbed and beaten to death Feb. 4 in a Rialto office. Police say she probably resisted the attack, enraging the rapist.
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August 30, 2000 | SCOTT GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In what social workers characterize as a startling chain of attacks in California's foster care system, seven emotionally disturbed teenagers say they have been raped or molested in San Bernardino County group homes by counselors hired to protect them. State officials acknowledge the abuse allegations--raised in a June lawsuit filed by five of the teenagers--and say they are investigating.
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November 8, 2000 | JOE MOZINGO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two more high school football players were arrested Tuesday as residents of this wind-swept desert town appeared divided over accusations that a hazing incident escalated to false imprisonment and rape. In all, six members of the Yucca Valley High School varsity and junior varsity football teams have been booked on felony counts in connection with an incident that occurred in August or September but did not become public until the parents of the alleged victim filed a complaint on Oct. 27.
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August 30, 2000 | SCOTT GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In what social workers characterize as a startling chain of attacks in California's foster care system, seven emotionally disturbed teenagers say they have been raped or molested in San Bernardino County group homes by counselors hired to protect them. State officials acknowledge the abuse allegations--raised in a June lawsuit filed by five of the teenagers--and say they are investigating.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 1999
A 26-year-old elementary school teacher for the Los Angeles Unified School District will be arraigned today on multiple felony charges of having sex with a 14-year-old Rancho Cucamonga girl he met through the Internet. Jeremy West Preall of Anaheim was arrested Tuesday and remained jailed on $75,000 bail. His arraignment will be in San Bernardino Municipal Court.
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March 14, 1998 | From Associated Press
A mentally disabled woman is believed to have been raped at the Loma Linda Behavioral Medical Center, the second reported rape at the facility in four months. "We're doing a full investigation because it was a serious incident," said Augustus Cheatham, vice president for public affairs and marketing. "We take the safety of patients very serious and we believe our employees are very diligent."
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January 12, 1996 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A decorated California Highway Patrol officer has apparently committed suicide, a month after his arrest in the alleged rape of a woman while on his graveyard shift, authorities announced Thursday. The officer, James W. Pitsor, was found dead late Wednesday afternoon of a single shot from a rifle, said Sgt. Tom Neely of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.
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December 12, 1995 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 27-year veteran of the California Highway Patrol has been arrested for allegedly raping a Barstow woman after offering her a ride home, authorities announced Monday. CHP Sgt. James W. Pitsor, 49, who lives in Barstow, was arrested Sunday by the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department after investigators served search warrants on his home and patrol car, said Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Toni Broten. The unidentified victim told investigators that when she left a Barstow bar about 2 a.m.
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July 13, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A San Bernardino County sheriff's deputy was arrested for investigation of rape of a woman he arrested. The woman called 911 from jail to report the alleged attack, authorities said. Curtis Albright, 26, of Apple Valley, was taken into custody in Victorville on Thursday, said Sheriff's Lt. Pat Klootwyk. He was booked and released on $5,001 bail.
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July 31, 2001 | SCOTT GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Expanding their investigation into a complaint that Mike Tyson sexually assaulted a woman while training in the mountains above San Bernardino, detectives on Monday began trying to identify several aides who reportedly were with the boxer at the time of the alleged incident. San Bernardino County sheriff's detectives had already signaled their intent to interview Tyson, 35, about the alleged assault in the Big Bear area.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1993 | RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Compton man who authorities believe committed a series of rapes and a murder in the Inland Empire has been sentenced to more than 75 years in state prison for the rape and robbery of two Torrance office workers last year. Johnny Duane Miles, dubbed the Red Dragon rapist for the inscription on the cap he allegedly wore in the Inland Empire incidents, received the maximum sentence of 75 years, 8 months, from Torrance Superior Court Judge Francis J. Hourigan.
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June 25, 1992 | PATRICK J. McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An ex-convict suspected in a string of after-hours robberies, rapes and one murder in offices from San Bernardino to Los Angeles counties has been linked to at least three of the crimes by blood tests, Rialto police said Wednesday. Among the victims was Nancy Willem, a 35-year-old rape counselor and feminist activist who was raped, robbed and beaten to death Feb. 4 in a Rialto office. Police say she probably resisted the attack, enraging the rapist.
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