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January 25, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
A man who pretended to be a physician and was known as Dr. Misterio on a Spanish-language radio program was sentenced to more than nine years in prison Friday for sexually assaulting teenage girls and adult women who sought treatment from him at his El Monte office. Fernando Lozano, 32, pleaded guilty in Pomona Superior Court to committing lewd acts on a child under 15, sexual penetration by fraud, sexual battery and practicing medicine without a license, said Deputy Dist. Atty. Michele Hanisee.
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NEWS
April 6, 1991
Since 1987, at least four police officers in Orange County have been embroiled in criminal cases charging them with a variety of sex crimes, ranging from molestation to rape. July 6, 1990. Bret McCammon, a former Orange County sheriff's deputy, confessed to stealing from jail inmates and engaging in oral copulation with another inmate who was suffering from a degenerative disease that left him mentally impaired.
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November 13, 1994 | from Associated Press
A new study suggesting that varsity athletes are more likely than other college men to commit sexual assaults on campus raises serious concerns, an NCAA spokeswoman says. "I think we all recognize that there is some evidence that there's a problem involving male student athletes and sexual assault," Kathryn Reith said from NCAA headquarters in Overland Park, Kan. "It's an indication we need to take it seriously."
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August 17, 1994 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Elbowing into a fray that has taken center stage in the governor's race, a key Assembly committee approved a controversial bill Tuesday that would slap first-time child molesters and violent rapists with sentences of up to 25 years to life in prison. The Assembly Public Safety Committee endorsed the so-called "one-strike" bill carried by Sen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 2006 | Michael Finnegan, Times Staff Writer
In a move to enhance his law-and-order credentials, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides threw his support Monday behind a Republican ballot measure -- co-sponsored by his rival, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger -- to toughen the penalties for sex crimes. The Angelides announcement, coupled with accusations that Schwarzenegger has failed to protect children from child molesters, came after weeks of efforts by the governor's reelection campaign to cast his challenger as soft on crime.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1988 | PATRICIA KLEIN LERNER, Times Staff Writer
In the first program of its kind in Los Angeles County, a group of judges in Van Nuys Municipal Court are sentencing people convicted of misdemeanor sex crimes to attend AIDS-prevention classes as a condition of probation. The program--which will soon be expanded into other courts under a new state law--is an attempt to teach safe sex measures to people with a high risk of contracting AIDS.
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June 12, 1998 | From Associated Press
The House unanimously passed a bill Thursday to crack down on sexual crimes against young children, particularly in cases involving the Internet. The measure, which passed 416-0, would create a series of categories of child-sex offenses and increase penalties for adults who seek and engage in sexual activity with kids. The Clinton administration said it supports the bill, which advanced to the Senate. Rep. Bill McCollum (R-Fla.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 1991 | JERRY HICKS
A Long Beach man who pleaded guilty to sexual assault charges involving nine victims after a judge permitted DNA evidence against him was sentenced Wednesday to more than 47 years in prison. Attorneys for Phillip Michael Gross, 29, had argued to Superior Court Judge Theodore E. Millard that results of FBI testing of DNA samples were open to such vague interpretation that a jury could not sort it all out properly. But Millard disagreed, calling the reliability of the such evidence "very high."
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June 30, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
A strip club where two dancers performed simulated oral sex with dollar bills violated state liquor regulations barring lewd acts, Missouri's Supreme Court ruled in Jefferson City, Mo. The seven-member court unanimously rejected arguments that the meaning of simulated "oral copulation" in the regulation is too vague. The court said the term is commonly understood to mean oral sex.
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August 3, 1995 | SARAH KLEIN and DIANE SEO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A 32-year-old woman had three encounters with a man police believe committed more than 80 burglaries and sex crimes--including 15 rapes--in Orange County. The third proved fateful for the suspect. In July of 1994, the woman and police said, Kenneth G. Wade walked through the unlocked gate of her Cottonwood Street condo clad only in a towel and with hair soaking wet, as if he had just gotten out of a swimming pool. Then he dropped the towel.
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