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October 22, 1993 | GEOFFREY MOHAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Parents frightened by a series of child rapes breathed a sigh of relief at news that a suspect was in custody Thursday, then got back to some of their older worries--drugs, gangs and gunfire. "To tell you the truth, I've always been afraid for my children, for drugs, gangs, everything else," said Ramona Alvarado, who waited for her two daughters in front of Hillery T. Broadous Elementary School on Filmore Street. "For now, I'm happy," said Alvarado. "But in reality, you never know.
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August 8, 1995 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An 11-year-old Pacoima girl was walking to school alone one morning in 1993 when a man grabbed her from behind by the neck and said, "Don't turn around or I'll kill you." After blindfolding the girl, the man shoved her into a vacant apartment where he ripped off her clothes and sexually violated her. Then he stole her T-shirt as a souvenir.
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October 6, 1993 | GEOFFREY MOHAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Detectives are searching for a sex offender, paroled from prison in February, who they believe kidnaped and raped three Pacoima students recently, Los Angeles police said Tuesday. The suspect, Robert Lee Donaldson, 34, was previously convicted of sexual assault on a minor, said Police Capt. James T. McBride of the Foothill Division.
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October 22, 1993 | GEOFFREY MOHAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Parents frightened by a series of child rapes breathed a sigh of relief at news that a suspect was in custody Thursday, then got back to some of their older worries--drugs, gangs and gunfire. "To tell you the truth, I've always been afraid for my children, for drugs, gangs, everything else," said Ramona Alvarado, who waited for her two daughters in front of Hillery T. Broadous Elementary School on Filmore Street. "For now, I'm happy," said Alvarado. "But in reality, you never know.
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August 8, 1995 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An 11-year-old Pacoima girl was walking to school alone one morning in 1993 when a man grabbed her from behind by the neck and said, "Don't turn around or I'll kill you." After blindfolding the girl, the man shoved her into a vacant apartment where he ripped off her clothes and sexually violated her. Then he stole her T-shirt as a souvenir.
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October 7, 1993 | GEOFFREY MOHAN and THOM MROZEK, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The suspect in the rape of three schoolchildren in Pacoima committed a nearly identical assault two blocks away more than a decade ago, and a parole official said he should never have been turned loose on the streets. Robert Lee Donaldson, 34, who was paroled in February, remained the subject of a search Wednesday by both the Los Angeles Police Department and state parole officers.
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August 9, 1995
A man already convicted of 16 felonies for kidnaping several girls and raping them in vacant apartments was found guilty Tuesday of two more assault charges. Robert Lee Donaldson, 36, faces more than 100 years in prison. He is to be sentenced Friday in San Fernando Superior Court. The jury, which returned most of the verdicts Monday after four days of deliberations, deadlocked on a remaining count of attempted kidnaping.
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March 29, 1994
A parolee charged with raping children in Pacoima and Inglewood was ordered Monday to stand trial on 20 felony charges. Concluding an often-delayed preliminary hearing that started Dec. 22, San Fernando Municipal Judge Roy M. Carstairs ruled that there is a strong suspicion that Robert Lee Donaldson terrorized children in a Pacoima neighborhood--the same area where he raped a boy in 1982. Donaldson, 34, is charged with rape, sodomy and lewd acts. The Pacoima attacks on two girls occurred Sept.
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April 12, 1994 | THOM MROZEK
A man who is charged with raping four girls last fall while he was on parole for another rape pleaded not guilty Monday to 20 felony counts of sexual assault. Robert Lee Donaldson, 34, was ordered to stand trial in Superior Court two weeks ago on charges of attacking two girls in Pacoima on Sept. 21 and 22 and two more in Inglewood on Oct. 11 and 18. In addition, prosecutors expect to charge Donaldson with two counts of rape and single counts of sodomy and kidnaping in an Oct.
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March 29, 1994 | THOM MROZEK, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A parolee charged with raping children and teen-agers in Pacoima and Inglewood was ordered Monday to stand trial on 20 felony charges. Concluding an often-delayed preliminary hearing that started Dec. 22, San Fernando Municipal Judge Roy M. Carstairs ruled that there is a "strong suspicion" that Robert Lee Donaldson terrorized children in a Pacoima neighborhood--the same area where he raped a boy in 1982. Donaldson, 34, is charged with rape, sodomy and lewd acts.
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October 7, 1993 | GEOFFREY MOHAN and THOM MROZEK, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The suspect in the rape of three schoolchildren in Pacoima committed a nearly identical assault two blocks away more than a decade ago, and a parole official said he should never have been turned loose on the streets. Robert Lee Donaldson, 34, who was paroled in February, remained the subject of a search Wednesday by both the Los Angeles Police Department and state parole officers.
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October 6, 1993 | GEOFFREY MOHAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Detectives are searching for a sex offender, paroled from prison in February, who they believe kidnaped and raped three Pacoima students recently, Los Angeles police said Tuesday. The suspect, Robert Lee Donaldson, 34, was previously convicted of sexual assault on a minor, said Police Capt. James T. McBride of the Foothill Division.
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June 18, 1994
Paroled sex offender Robert Lee Donaldson, who is awaiting trial on charges he raped four children and teen-age girls just months after his release from prison, has been charged with another crime that could send him to prison for life under the state's recently enacted "three strikes" law. Donaldson, 35, who has been held on $2 million bail since his arrest last fall, was charged last month with possessing a weapon in prison, a felony that would be his third strike, Deputy Dist. Atty.
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