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January 22, 1999 | MAURA DOLAN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
The California Supreme Court unanimously upheld a state law Thursday that allows sexual predators who have served their sentences to be locked up indefinitely in mental institutions. The law applies to sex offenders with two or more victims. If two state mental health experts find the offender to be "mentally disordered," prosecutors can ask for a hearing on whether the offender should be committed to a mental institution. A unanimous jury verdict is required.
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January 22, 1999 | MAURA DOLAN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
The California Supreme Court unanimously upheld a state law Thursday that allows sexual predators who have served their sentences to be locked up indefinitely in mental institutions. The law applies to sex offenders with two or more victims. If two state mental health experts find the offender to be "mentally disordered," prosecutors can ask for a hearing on whether the offender should be committed to a mental institution. A unanimous jury verdict is required.
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November 23, 1994 | RENEE TAWA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Consider two takes on Christopher Hubbart, serial rapist. State psychologist No. 1: He is a bright, shy 43-year-old man who is trying to control his sexual urges, and is truly sorry for his 34 victims. State psychologist No. 2: He is dangerous, unable to control his sexual urges and can be counted on to rape again.
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August 1, 1986 | PHILIP HAGER, Times Staff Writer
The California Supreme Court, strongly reaffirming a state law designed to aid prosecution of rape cases, ruled Thursday that a victim does not need to show she resisted her assailant. The justices unanimously reversed a controversial appellate court decision that, they said, erroneously relied on the victim's lack of resistance in overturning a rape conviction. The high court said that in amending rape laws in 1980, the Legislature had clearly intended to remove the requirement of resistance.
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August 1, 1986 | PHILIP HAGER, Times Staff Writer
The California Supreme Court, strongly reaffirming a state law designed to aid prosecution of rape cases, ruled Thursday that a victim does not need to show she resisted her assailant. The justices unanimously reversed a controversial appellate court decision that, they said, erroneously relied on the victim's lack of resistance in overturning a rape conviction. The high court said that in amending rape laws in 1980, the Legislature had clearly intended to remove the requirement of resistance.
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August 8, 1990
A man authorities allege is the so-called "Tattooed Rapist" who had been sought by California authorities for 10 years on Monday waived extradition to California. Frank Everett Comstock, 46, appeared in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa and waived an extradition hearing. Authorities said he will be transported to California within 10 days. Comstock was arrested Saturday in a Williams, Iowa, motel. Authorities said Comstock was apparently working as a farm laborer.
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September 2, 1994 | ERIC BAILEY and PAUL JACOBS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Prosecutors and some legal experts Thursday hailed the Legislature's passage of a bill requiring up to life in prison for first-time violent sex offenders, saying it will at least double the time most hard-core rapists spend behind bars and act as an effective deterrent to others. * Backers of the so-called "one-strike" measure, one of the most hotly debated crime bills ofthe year, boast that it now gives California what they believe is the toughest rape law in the nation.
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