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May 10, 1991 | AMY WALLACE and JONATHAN GAW, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A San Diego County prosecutor Thursday described international skateboard champion Mark (Gator) Rogowski as a jilted lover who raped, tortured and murdered his ex-girlfriend's best friend in a twisted act of revenge. At Rogowski's arraignment on murder charges in Superior Court in Vista, Deputy Dist. Atty.
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November 20, 1996 | ANNE-MARIE O'CONNOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A U.S. Border Patrol agent charged with sexually assaulting a Salvadoran woman immigrant near the border pleaded guilty Tuesday and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Agent Charles Vinson, 42, was to go on trial Tuesday on four counts of sexual assault that could have carried sentences of 25 years to life in prison.
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January 14, 1996 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 25-year-old woman from El Salvador crossed the border on a cold night and hid in the brush to wait for daylight, alone and frightened. When the man confronted her on a lonely trail at dawn, her first instinct told her he was a bandit, one of the human vultures who prey on illegal immigrants in the foothills, police say. Then she saw the green uniform of the U.S. Border Patrol; she thought she was safe. What happened next on the morning of Dec.
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January 14, 1996 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 25-year-old woman from El Salvador crossed the border on a cold night and hid in the brush to wait for daylight, alone and frightened. When the man confronted her on a lonely trail at dawn, her first instinct told her he was a bandit, one of the human vultures who prey on illegal immigrants in the foothills, police say. Then she saw the green uniform of the U.S. Border Patrol; she thought she was safe. What happened next on the morning of Dec.
NEWS
November 20, 1996 | ANNE-MARIE O'CONNOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A U.S. Border Patrol agent charged with sexually assaulting a Salvadoran woman immigrant near the border pleaded guilty Tuesday and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Agent Charles Vinson, 42, was to go on trial Tuesday on four counts of sexual assault that could have carried sentences of 25 years to life in prison.
SPORTS
December 2, 1991 | JONATHAN GAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
San Francisco Giant outfielder Kevin Mitchell was arrested Saturday for allegedly raping a female acquaintance, San Diego County sheriffs said. Mitchell, a 29-year-old Chula Vista resident, was arrested at his home in Chula Vista on charges of forcible rape, rape with a foreign object, false imprisonment and battery. The victim was an acquaintance of Mitchell and went to his house to talk to him after being invited over shortly before 4 a.m. Saturday, Chula Vista police said.
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August 18, 1991 | AMY WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sheriff's Detective Floyd Feese remembers the moment he first suspected that he was tracking a fellow law enforcement officer. It was late July, after the serial rapist whom Feese was hunting had struck the fifth time, and the San Diego County Sheriff's Department had begun an elaborate surveillance operation at local beaches, complete with decoy deputies.
SPORTS
October 12, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Bobby Duckworth, a former wide receiver with the Rams and San Diego Chargers, was ordered to stand trial in Vista Municipal Court on charges of raping and assaulting a woman he met in a Carlsbad bar. Similar charges against Duckworth involving a second woman were dismissed by Judge Michael B. Harris because of insufficient evidence. Duckworth, 32, who played parts of six seasons in the NFL, has pleaded not guilty. He remains jailed in lieu of $50,000 bail.
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October 13, 1992 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Every week for years, 39-year-old Jose Luis Lopez has left his wife and two small daughters in their dusty Mexicali Valley colonia to work in San Diego County, returning home on weekends with his earnings and a few building supplies to put toward the family home. But on Oct. 2, Lopez arrived home with a deep gash on his forehead, a bandaged head, and several loose teeth.
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May 22, 1988 | From Times Staff Writer
Police pressed their search Saturday for a man sought in the stabbing death of a newspaper reporter who came to his wife's rescue when she was being assaulted by an intruder. Police said Steve Petix, a 31-year-old reporter for The Californian, was stabbed in the chest Friday afternoon in the couple's El Cajon apartment. His wife, Vickie, 23, told police that a man posing as a repairman came to her apartment. When she let him in, she said, the man pulled out a knife and attempted to rape her.
NEWS
June 18, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Prosecutors announced that they will not seek charges against television actor Mario Lopez in the alleged rapes of two local women. One woman had accused Lopez, 19, who appears on the NBC-TV daytime high school sitcom "Saved by the Bell," of raping her in April at his home in Chula Vista. After her allegation became public, another woman said Lopez had raped her in 1991. Deputy Dist. Atty. Peter Longanbach said there was no evidence to support either allegation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 1993 | PHILIP HAGER, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
The state Supreme Court agreed Thursday to decide whether a man can be convicted of forcible rape when the alleged victim says she did not resist because she was frozen with fear. In a brief order, the justices said they will review a decision by a state appellate court that overturned the rape conviction of a San Diego man because of insufficient evidence that the victim believed she faced "immediate bodily injury."
NEWS
November 1, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A fifth suspect was arrested in connection with the baseball bat beating of three Latino migrant workers in apparent retaliation for an alleged rape, Sheriff Jim Roache said Friday. Ronald Inman, 22, of El Cajon was arrested on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, assault with great bodily injury, conspiracy to commit these crimes, and a hate crime. Inman was the fifth man arrested in the Oct. 1 attack on the migrants in Alpine.
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October 13, 1992 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Every week for years, 39-year-old Jose Luis Lopez has left his wife and two small daughters in their dusty Mexicali Valley colonia to work in San Diego County, returning home on weekends with his earnings and a few building supplies to put toward the family home. But on Oct. 2, Lopez arrived home with a deep gash on his forehead, a bandaged head, and several loose teeth.
SPORTS
August 14, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A lawsuit has been filed against former San Diego Charger and Ram wide receiver Bobby Duckworth, who was sent to prison eight months ago after pleading guilty to a rape charge. The victim of the attack, a 28-year-old Carlsbad woman, filed the lawsuit in Vista Superior Court charging that Duckworth battered and raped her in his Carlsbad house last September. The suit seeks unspecified damages.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 1992 | From Associated Press
A 17-year-old girl says she was raped by two military dependents and a civilian after a party here, military officials said Wednesday. The case is under investigation by the Naval Investigative Service, and no charges have been filed, said Marine Sgt. Rene Reyna of the base Public Affairs Office. The girl identified her alleged attackers, Reyna said, but their names were withheld.
NEWS
January 25, 1992 | NANCY RAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mark (Gator) Anthony, once a nationally ranked skateboard champion, pleaded guilty Friday to charges of first-degree murder and forcible rape in a plea bargain that could bring him 33 years to life in prison for the killing of a Tucson woman last March.
NEWS
July 1, 1988 | JENIFER WARREN, Times Staff Writer
A San Diego Municipal judge on Thursday dismissed criminal charges against five illegal aliens from Mexico who were arrested two months ago during a massive dragnet directed at Latinos after the alleged rape of a teen-age girl from suburban Poway. The ruling is the latest chapter in a case that began April 24 when a 15-year-old girl said she was forced off her horse behind a Poway market by a group of eight men and a woman and then raped by one of the men.
NEWS
March 28, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A state hearing judge suspended the medical license of a doctor who allegedly raped two women and molested 15 others during examinations at his La Jolla and Encinitas offices. Authorities arrested Dr. Dominick A. Ricci in February on suspicion of raping two women by digital penetration during office examinations in October and February. Since then, 15 more women have come forward and alleged that they also were molested during examinations between March, 1990, and February, 1992.
NEWS
March 7, 1992
A former professional skateboarding star was sentenced Friday for the rape and murder of a 20-year-old San Diego woman in his Carlsbad apartment. After an impassioned plea from the dead woman's father, Mark (Gator) Anthony, who once earned more than $100,000 annually on the professional skateboard circuit, was sentenced by Vista Superior Court Judge Thomas J. Whelan to 25 years to life in prison for the murder of Jessica Bergsten in 1990.
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