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September 19, 1991 | ROXANA KOPETMAN
A Long Beach police sergeant who was arrested on suspicion of attempted rape over the weekend had been charged with rape five years ago, but that case was dismissed after the woman gave conflicting stories. Sgt. Robert L. Ballew, a 16-year veteran of the department, was arrested in 1986 when a Navy woman he met while off duty accused him of raping her in his unmarked police car. Ballew pleaded not guilty.
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August 7, 1993
A fired Long Beach police sergeant was sentenced Friday to 11 years in prison for kidnaping a San Pedro woman with the intent to rape her. Robert Ballew, 46, was handed the maximum penalty by Long Beach Superior Court Judge Richard R. Romero. Last month, a jury convicted the 16-year police veteran of kidnaping, false imprisonment and kidnaping with the intent to rape in 1991. Last August, a jury acquitted Ballew of an attempted 1991 rape and another rape of a Long Beach woman in 1985.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 1991 | ROXANA KOPETMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Long Beach police sergeant already in jail awaiting trial on charges of attempted rape was charged Monday with raping another woman nearly six years ago. Sgt. Robert L. Ballew, handcuffed and wearing a blue Los Angeles County Jail uniform, pleaded not guilty in San Pedro Municipal Court to raping a woman Oct. 11, 1985. It was the second time that Ballew pleaded not guilty to assaulting the then 20-year-old Navy woman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 1992
A former Long Beach police sergeant who was acquitted of rape and attempted rape will not be retried on related charges, a Superior Court judge decided this week. Robert Ballew, who was acquitted this month of sex crime charges stemming from two alleged assaults, will not be retried on charges he kidnaped a woman with intent to commit rape, Judge Clarence Stromwall ruled Wednesday. The kidnap charge was the only count on which jurors deadlocked on Aug.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 14, 1992 | ROXANA KOPETMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former Long Beach police sergeant was acquitted Thursday of raping one woman and attacking a second by jurors who said there was insufficient evidence for a guilty verdict in either case. Robert L. Ballew, 45, who was fired from the Long Beach Police Department after his second arrest, hugged his wife and sister-in-law after the verdict and said: "Let's go home."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 1993
A fired Long Beach police sergeant was sentenced Friday to 11 years in prison for kidnaping a San Pedro woman with the intent to rape her. Robert Ballew, 46, was handed the maximum penalty by Long Beach Superior Court Judge Richard R. Romero. Last month, a jury convicted the 16-year police veteran of kidnaping, false imprisonment and kidnaping with the intent to rape in 1991. Last August, a jury acquitted Ballew of an attempted 1991 rape and another rape of a Long Beach woman in 1985.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 1992
The district attorney's office plans to seek a new trial against a former Long Beach police sergeant who was recently acquitted of raping one woman and assaulting a second, authorities said Monday. Robert Ballew, who was acquitted of rape and attempted rape, again faces charges of kidnap with intent to commit rape, the only charge a Pomona jury deadlocked on this month. In addition, Deputy Dist. Atty. Scott Carbaugh said he has added a second charge: false imprisonment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 1991
A Long Beach police sergeant arrested on rape charges will not be allowed to go home with an electronic surveillance bracelet because such monitoring "provides no protection to the community against violent crimes," a judge ruled Thursday. San Pedro Municipal Judge Elizabeth A. Baron denied a request by Sgt. Robert Ballew's attorney to release the officer from jail. Instead, Baron increased Ballew's bail from $175,000 to $220,000. Ballew was arrested Sept. 15 on attempted rape charges. On Sept.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 1992
A former Long Beach police sergeant who was acquitted of rape and attempted rape will not be retried on related charges, a Superior Court judge decided this week. Robert Ballew, who was acquitted this month of sex crime charges stemming from two alleged assaults, will not be retried on charges he kidnaped a woman with intent to commit rape, Judge Clarence Stromwall ruled Wednesday. The kidnap charge was the only count on which jurors deadlocked on Aug.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1991
A Long Beach police sergeant has pleaded not guilty to charges of kidnaping and assault with intent to commit rape stemming from a Sept. 15 incident in San Pedro. Sgt. Robert L. Ballew, a 16-year veteran of the department, was charged Monday with three felony counts, kidnaping with intent to commit rape, assault with intent to commit rape and aggravated assault, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said. He pleaded not guilty Tuesday and a preliminary hearing was scheduled for Oct.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 1992
The district attorney's office plans to seek a new trial against a former Long Beach police sergeant who was recently acquitted of raping one woman and assaulting a second, authorities said Monday. Robert Ballew, who was acquitted of rape and attempted rape, again faces charges of kidnap with intent to commit rape, the only charge a Pomona jury deadlocked on this month. In addition, Deputy Dist. Atty. Scott Carbaugh said he has added a second charge: false imprisonment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 14, 1992 | ROXANA KOPETMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former Long Beach police sergeant was acquitted Thursday of raping one woman and attacking a second by jurors who said there was insufficient evidence for a guilty verdict in either case. Robert L. Ballew, 45, who was fired from the Long Beach Police Department after his second arrest, hugged his wife and sister-in-law after the verdict and said: "Let's go home."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 1991
A Long Beach police sergeant arrested on rape charges will not be allowed to go home with an electronic surveillance bracelet because such monitoring "provides no protection to the community against violent crimes," a judge ruled Thursday. San Pedro Municipal Judge Elizabeth A. Baron denied a request by Sgt. Robert Ballew's attorney to release the officer from jail. Instead, Baron increased Ballew's bail from $175,000 to $220,000. Ballew was arrested Sept. 15 on attempted rape charges. On Sept.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 1991 | ROXANA KOPETMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Long Beach police sergeant already in jail awaiting trial on charges of attempted rape was charged Monday with raping another woman nearly six years ago. Sgt. Robert L. Ballew, handcuffed and wearing a blue Los Angeles County Jail uniform, pleaded not guilty in San Pedro Municipal Court to raping a woman Oct. 11, 1985. It was the second time that Ballew pleaded not guilty to assaulting the then 20-year-old Navy woman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1991 | ROXANA KOPETMAN
A Long Beach police sergeant who was arrested on suspicion of attempted rape over the weekend had been charged with rape five years ago, but that case was dismissed after the woman gave conflicting stories. Sgt. Robert L. Ballew, a 16-year veteran of the department, was arrested in 1986 when a Navy woman he met while off duty accused him of raping her in his unmarked police car. Ballew pleaded not guilty.
NEWS
June 12, 1986
Rape charges against Long Beach Police Officer Robert L. Ballew have been dismissed because prosecutors say a 20-year-old Navy woman lied when she accused him of attacking her last fall. Superior Court Judge David Horowitz agreed to throw out the charges last week after Deputy Dist. Atty. Candace J. Beason reported that the woman had given conflicting statements about the alleged attack. Ballew, 39, is an 11-year veteran who was suspended upon his arrest in February.
NEWS
February 27, 1986
A Long Beach police officer pleaded innocent last week to charges of raping a 20-year-old Navy woman in October after offering to drive her from a downtown restaurant back to a ship docked at the naval station. Robert L. Ballew, an 11-year police veteran assigned to the Community Relations Section, is charged with one count of rape and one count of oral copulation, both felonies.
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