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September 9, 2008 | Victoria Kim
A school police officer was sentenced to 20 years in state prison for raping a woman while on duty, authorities said Monday. Ian Mitchell King, 35, was sentenced Friday after being convicted in February of five counts of sexual battery, unlawful penetration and rape by a public official. The Los Angeles Unified School District officer had pulled over a 21-year-old woman just after midnight on May 3, 2007, and pretended to search for drugs, then raped her, according to a probation officer's report.
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April 26, 2014 | By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
Daniel Anker, an award-winning documentarian who used film to reexamine complex historical events, including Hollywood's portrayal of the Holocaust and a life-saving sled-dog run in Alaska, died Monday in New York. He was 50. The cause was pneumonia, a complication of his lymphoma, said his wife, Donna Santman. Anker made more than a dozen films during a 25-year career, including "Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust" (2004), "Music from the Inside Out" (2004) and "Scottsboro, An American Tragedy" (2000)
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SPORTS
May 6, 2010 | Staff and wire reports
Pro Football Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor was charged Thursday with raping a 16-year-old runaway who police said was forced into prostitution by a man who had beaten her up. Taylor, a 51-year-old former New York Giants star who has faced drug and tax evasion charges in the past, paid the girl $300 for sex in a Holiday Inn, where he was arrested early Thursday, said Christopher St. Lawrence , supervisor of the town of Ramapo, N.Y. ...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 2014 | By a Times staff writer
A San Clemente man who poured ammonia and rubbed raw eggs on women as part of a “spiritual cleansing” ritual has been convicted of rape and other sexual assault charges and could be sentenced to up to 75 years in prison. Alberto Flores Ramirez, 36, was accused of luring two women to a Santa Ana motel where he performed a “spiritual cleansing” ritual that he said would rid them of their negative energy and improve their loves lives. One of the women sought his help in getting her children safely to California from Mexico, the Orange County district attorney's office said.
WORLD
September 12, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
A former mechanic with a U.N. peacekeeping mission was convicted of raping African teenagers during his posting in the Central African Republic and Congo. A Paris court sentenced Didier Bourguet, 44, to nine years in prison for about 20 rapes committed between 1998 and 2004, when he worked as a civilian United Nations employee. State prosecutor Pierre Kramer lashed out at the defense team for arguing that the girls, ages 12 through 18, had consented. A U.N. finding in 2005 that peacekeepers in Congo had sex with women and girls, often in exchange for food or a little money, led to a new code of conduct.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 2009 | Richard Winton
Police have arrested a taxi driver suspected of terrorizing several homeless women on skid row by luring them into his cab and raping them, Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton said Thursday. Eric Clay, 37, of Hollywood was arrested about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday near 7th Street and Central Avenue after a woman flagged down police and told them she saw a man in a taxi who strongly resembled a composite sketch of the suspect that police had circulated, Bratton said. Clay is suspected of raping at least five women, police said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 1995
Re your front-page story on Lucas Aerospace's fraud and the $18.5-million criminal fine (March 26): For years the defense industry has been robbing and raping the government. Why aren't there jail sentences for the executives? JULES FIELD Los Angeles
MAGAZINE
December 27, 1987
The long article, complete with pictures of films Polanski has made, seems to be a gesture toward evening up his crime--as though his talent somehow will excuse the raping of a very young girl. Howard Cave Santa Barbara
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 1986
American opposition to terrorism would be more credible, and probably more effective, if the President and Congress would stop supporting terrorism in Nicaragua. The contras are terrorists pure and simple, operating by destroying civilian facilities and murdering and raping civilians. The hypocrisy of the President in his stands against terrorism may be missed by Americans, but it is not lost on the rest of the world. E.N. ANDERSON Riverside
ENTERTAINMENT
January 4, 1987
I'm afraid it's not our imaginations we fear but being constantly reminded of the sickness reflected in our day-to-day living. As for being "intimidated by all that warped excess," you bet I am. I'm intimidated by the sight of some psychotic moron graphically raping a woman on the big screen. Of course, as part of an " '80s audience weaned on the mindlessness of TV and weary of the rough-edges of the outside world," I guess I just don't recognize artistry when I see it. WENDY DOUGLAS South Pasadena
ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 2014 | By Meredith Blake, This post has been corrected. See below for details
Lately, every week seems to bring a new "Game of Thrones" controversy, and true to form Sunday's episode, "Breaker of Chains," included a plot twist that has ignited a firestorm of debate online. (Those not yet caught up on their DVRs are advised to tread carefully. Here be spoilers.)  In the scene in question, Cersei is grieving over the dead body of her son, King Joffrey, when Jaime, her brother/former lover/Joffrey's father, brutally forces himself on her. "You're a hateful woman," he says, as she repeatedly begs him to stop.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 2014 | By Richard Winton
A man was charged Tuesday with breaking into a Claremont home and raping a 12-year-old girl. Joseph Davall, 33, of Yucca Valley, allegedly entered the home in Claremont on March 21, came upon a young girl alone in her bed and sexually assaulted her. “He was a stranger. She doesn't know the man,” said Sarah Ardalani, a spokeswoman with the L.A. County district attorney's office. Throughout the attack the young girl fought the suspect, prosecutors said. Davall allegedly entered the home sometime after 10:30 p.m. The girl awoke after hearing a strange noise and then was confronted by the assailant.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores
Murder and rape charges were filed Monday against two registered sex offenders accused of killing four women who vanished from the streets of Orange County. Franc Cano, 27, and Steven Dean Gordon, 45, were formally charged Monday with murder in the commission of rape and lying in wait, accusations that would make them subject to the death penalty. Both have prior convictions, and have done time in prison for sex crimes against a child under the age of 14. The two transients were arrested Friday in an industrial area of Anaheim, not far from the trash-sorting facility where the body of 21-year-old Jarrae Nykkole Estepp was found last month on a conveyor belt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 2014 | By Ryan Menezes
A former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy convicted of pulling over female drivers and asking them to have sex with him was sentenced Friday to nine years in state prison and ordered to register as a sex offender once he is released. Jose Rigoberto Sanchez, 29, pleaded no contest last month to rape and bribery charges, crimes that prosecutors said took place while he was on duty. Sanchez pulled over a 24-year-old woman in Palmdale while on duty Sept. 22, 2010 and allegedly offered not to arrest the driver on an outstanding warrant in exchange for sex, prosecutors said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 2014 | By Ryan Menezes
She was driven to a dark road in the desert in the back of patrol car. The sheriff's deputy parked in a secluded spot in Palmdale and told her to walk to the front of the car. It was there, the woman said Friday in court, that the L.A. County deputy raped her and changed her life forever. "You essentially murdered a part of me and I'll never be able to get it back," the victim tearfully said as she stared at her attacker, Jose Rigoberto Sanchez. "A police officer is supposed to serve and protect.
SPORTS
March 25, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Bob Knight is not a fan of the current one-and-done system in college basketball. In fact, the Hall of Fame coach and ESPN analyst apparently hates the rule that allows players to bolt for the NBA just one year after high school so much that he compared it to one of the most heinous crimes imaginable. "The NBA does a tremendous, gigantic disservice to college basketball," Knight said Tuesday on ESPN Radio's "Mike and Mike" show. "It's as though they've raped college basketball in my opinion.
NATIONAL
April 7, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Jury selection began for the first former Army soldier to be charged as a civilian under a 2000 law that allows him to be prosecuted for alleged crimes committed overseas. Steven Dale Green, a former member of the 101st Airborne Division, was accused along with four fellow soldiers of raping a 14-year-old girl and killing her and her family in Iraq, but he won't face an Iraqi or military jury. Instead, Green will face jurors in Paducah, more than 6,700 miles away, under the Military Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act. Green faces 17 charges including murder and sexual assault.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 22, 2014 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
"The aim of the poet is to inform or delight, or to combine together … both pleasure and applicability to life. " These words of the Roman poet Horace remain encoded in our cultural DNA. Even after the artistic revolutions incited by the Romantics, the realists and the various rabble-rousing factions of the avant-garde, the expectation endures that art should instruct or entertain or, better still, do both at the same time. Horace hard-liners, a conservative crew who would rather be educated by artists than amused by them, would no doubt cast a disapproving eye on the Echo Theater Company's indecorous (though sensationally acted)
WORLD
March 20, 2014 | By Shashank Bengali, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
MUMBAI, India - Five men were convicted Thursday for raping a photojournalist and a call-center operator in separate incidents that underlined India's problem of sexual violence and spoiled this cosmopolitan city's reputation for safety. A court in Mumbai found the men guilty of gang rape, destruction of evidence and other crimes in the attacks that occurred weeks apart last summer at an abandoned textile mill in the heart of the city, India's financial hub. Three of the men were convicted in both incidents.
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