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August 12, 1993 | THOM MROZEK, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The girlfriend of rock singer Rick James pleaded guilty Wednesday to attacking a woman in a ritzy Sunset Boulevard hotel while James allegedly looked on and then also beat and choked the victim. In a surprise move on the first day of her trial, Tanya Anne Hijazi, 23, pleaded guilty to one count of assault with a deadly weapon in the beating of a 34-year-old woman at the St. James's Club hotel in West Hollywood on Nov. 2, 1992.
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July 4, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Police were searching Tuesday for two men who approached two fast-food workers, sexually assaulted the female worker and forced her male companion to return to the restaurant to take its cash. The suspects used a light blue Chevrolet Caprice. Anyone with information are asked to contact investigators at (818) 548-3987.
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March 20, 1993 | DAVID FERRELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They were pals, exceptional athletes and good-looking. At Lakewood High School, a well-tended campus with a "Father Knows Best" freshness about it, they were the BMOC--Big Men on Campus. And, undeniably, they had a way with young women. "We got all the girls," boasted Dana Belman, 20, a former varsity football linebacker who initiated the clique three years ago, when it consisted of 14 teen-agers who played basketball after school and wore San Antonio Spurs caps.
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July 4, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A family practice doctor was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of sexually assaulting two female patients at a Fahey Medical Group office, sheriff's deputies said. In separate incidents Friday and Monday, Arthur Mason, 33, began normal exams with patients that allegedly led to assaults, the L.A. County Sheriff's Department said.
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August 9, 1993 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It all started rather innocuously, with one of those tips police say they always get about a suspicious-looking man hanging around a high school. Usually, they amount to nothing. But from that one phone call to police last month, an alleged sex scandal has begun to unfold in Burbank that, if true, could bring down a scion of one of the city's most prominent families, and possibly his 82-year-old father. Both men have been arrested on charges of paying teen-age girls for sex.
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July 30, 1993 | TOMMY LI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The pastor of a Pasadena church was in custody Thursday on suspicion of sexually molesting a 15-year-old girl over a two-month period at the girl's Glendale home, authorities said. The Rev. George Nathan Bolden Jr., head minister at First African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, was charged with seven felony counts, including three of lewd acts on a child, two of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, one of attempted unlawful sexual intercourse and one of oral copulation, prosecutors said.
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November 4, 1992 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Lancaster doctor accused of sexually abusing six women in his office since 1986 agreed Tuesday to stop practicing medicine until the state medical board makes a final decision on whether to revoke his medical license. The agreement between Dr. Ziyad A. Ghabra and the state attorney general's office prevents Ghabra from treating patients or performing other medical tasks in the meantime. A licensing decision by the Medical Board of California is expected next spring.
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April 9, 1994 | JEANNETTE REGALADO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former Calabasas High School teacher, wanted on 30 counts of having sex with a 17-year-old student, was arrested near Seattle on Tuesday when he applied for a Washington state teaching credential. The California warrant for the arrest of Brian McNamara, 37, issued in March, was discovered in a routine fingerprint and background check, and he was taken into custody at his apartment in Issaquah, Wash., east of Seattle, said Deputy Dave Robinson of the King County Sheriff's Department.
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December 16, 1995 | GREG KRIKORIAN and TRACY JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
While his links to unsolved crimes in other states remain unclear, murder suspect Charles E. Rathbun may face new sexual assault charges in Los Angeles County, including one that could result in prosecutors seeking the death penalty, it was learned Friday.
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February 11, 2000 | HECTOR BECERRA
A task force of federal, state and county law enforcement agents arrested 20 sex offenders in parole raids throughout the Antelope Valley on Thursday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. All but two of those arrested were convicted of sex crimes against children, said Lt. Robert Rifkin of the Palmdale sheriff's station. Deputies based in Palmdale and Lancaster went with state parole and county probation agents as they made their routine checks of parolees, Rifkin said.
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July 4, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Glendale police are searching for two men who approached two fast-food workers, sexually assaulting the female and forcing her male companion to return to the restaurant to hand over its cash. The incident occurred at 3:25 a.m. Monday as the pair stopped to change a tire. The man also was forced to remove money from an ATM. The assailants were described as Latinos, between 30 and 35 years old. One was 5 feet 3, 150 pounds, with brown hair.
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December 12, 2000 | ZANTO PEABODY
A Palmdale assistant principal pleaded not guilty in federal court Monday to charges of soliciting sex with a teenage girl. Clifford George Doty, 40, of Lancaster entered the plea to three felony charges stemming from a sting in which Doty allegedly used e-mail to arrange a sexual rendezvous with an undercover sheriff's detective, who he thought was a 13-year-old girl.
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December 12, 2000 | CAITLIN LIU
A 38-year-old Lancaster construction worker was convicted Monday of sexually assaulting six women. Glenn Bernard Hilke picked up women and then brutalized them, Deputy Dist. Atty. John Portillo said. Hilke was apprehended after one of the women--who had been kidnapped and taken to the desert--broke free, fled naked to a nearby house and called police. Hilke was convicted of sodomy, kidnapping, robbery and sexual assault, Portillo said. He was convicted on 10 counts.
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August 29, 2000 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a chilling reminder of the dangers of the Internet, the FBI said Monday that it has arrested a Long Beach man on suspicion of traveling to Georgia to get a 15-year-old girl he met online, flying her to Los Angeles and spending a week in a motel having sex with her. Michael Glover, 43, had bought a one-way plane ticket for the girl, who appeared to go willingly after months of exchanging daily messages with him, according to an FBI affidavit.
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August 15, 2000
The 21-year-old grandson of a state senator will go on trial Oct. 12 on charges of engaging in sex with two female minors. Pomona Superior Court Judge Charles Horan set the trial date Monday and combined two criminal cases against Michael E. Mountjoy. Mountjoy, the grandson of state Sen. Richard Mountjoy (R-Arcadia), has pleaded not guilty to the charges and is being held on $500,000 bail.
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June 10, 2000 | MIKE TERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Officials from the Los Angeles County district attorney's office Friday decided not to file charges against Los Angeles Avenger quarterback Todd Marinovich, who was arrested by sheriff's deputies nearly seven weeks ago on suspicion of sexual assault. Deputy District Atty. Laura Jane Maglinger concluded from the investigation there was insufficient evidence that Marinovich, 30, had committed a crime.
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April 20, 1993 | DAVID FERRELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After reviewing the evidence against a dozen additional suspects in the Lakewood High School sex scandal, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office on Monday filed only a single new felony charge of child molestation against a 16-year-old boy accused of having sex with a 10-year-old girl, authorities said.
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November 25, 1998
The wife of Pasadena Mayor Chris Holden is scheduled to go on trial as early as today on six felony charges of unlawful sex with two teenagers, after a judge rejected a request for a delay. An attorney for Michelle E. Holden had asked for more time to examine evidence related to allegations made by the mayor and his father, Los Angeles City Councilman Nate Holden, that a Sheriff's Department official asked for money to make the case "go away."
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February 11, 2000 | HECTOR BECERRA
A task force of federal, state and county law enforcement agents arrested 20 sex offenders in parole raids throughout the Antelope Valley on Thursday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. All but two of those arrested were convicted of sex crimes against children, said Lt. Robert Rifkin of the Palmdale sheriff's station. Deputies based in Palmdale and Lancaster went with state parole and county probation agents as they made their routine checks of parolees, Rifkin said.
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