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April 30, 2004 | Andrew Blankstein, Times Staff Writer
In few areas of policing is time more important than in the investigation of sex crimes. Any hesitation can mean a change of heart by traumatized victims, the compromise of valuable DNA evidence or the failure to identify a rapist or child molester who may strike again. But too often at the Los Angeles Police Department, precious hours slipped by as detectives waited -- and waited -- for the necessary tools to secure, gather and process crime scene evidence. Police Lt.
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July 23, 1998 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles police said Wednesday that they have seen a dramatic increase in child exploitation crimes over the Internet this year and suggested that parents better supervise their children's use of computers. "There's been an explosion of these crimes," said Det. Bill Dworin, who heads the LAPD's sexually exploited child unit, "and we expect it to get worse."
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August 2, 1995 | THAO HUA and SUSAN MARQUEZ OWEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 45-year-old Temecula pool hall owner is in custody in connection with a series of 86 burglaries, sexual assaults and other crimes across Orange County, authorities said Tuesday. Police said the suspect in the crimes, which took place over eight years, typically left his victims obscene notes or exposed himself during burglaries and sometimes returned to the same homes to rape the women who lived there. Kenneth George Wade, a former truck driver with a criminal record dating back more than 25 years, was arrested July 25. The victims range from a 12-year-old girl to women in their late 40s, investigators said.
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December 8, 2010 | Henry Chu
Julian Assange, the founder of the controversial WikiLeaks website, was arrested here Tuesday and ordered to remain in custody until a hearing next week on his possible extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning over allegations that he sexually assaulted two women. The jailing of Assange came as governments and businesses around the world continued their efforts to halt the ability of WikiLeaks to function. A Visa Europe spokesman said Tuesday that the firm was suspending its business with WikiLeaks, following in the footsteps of Amazon.
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March 1, 1996 | STEVE RYFLE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A 27-year veteran high school teacher who has been charged with molesting a 15-year-old girl was suspended from his teaching position by the Burbank school board on Thursday and could face up to 12 years in prison if convicted, police said. Robert Goar, chairman of the Burroughs High School science department, was arrested Feb.
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September 5, 1990 | ASHLEY DUNN and JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
An Alhambra man was ordered Tuesday to stand trial on charges of sexually attacking two teen-agers, four years after he was cleared of raping a prostitute by a Superior Court judge who said the case was only a "breach of contract between a whore and trick." Daniel Zabuski, 30, was arrested Aug.
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June 10, 1993 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Superior Court judge on Wednesday sentenced a former Burbank talent agent to five years and four months in prison for sexually assaulting nine aspiring actresses and a female Glendale police officer who posed as one to investigate him. A Pasadena Superior Court jury convicted Wallace Kaye, 52, on April 28 of 10 counts, ranging from felony sexual battery by restraint to felony imprisonment by violence to misdemeanor battery.
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October 24, 1989 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An unemployed construction worker already accused of kidnaping and raping a Huntington Beach girl last month was charged Monday with the attempted rape of a Dana Point teen-ager who narrowly escaped her attacker's grasp when her mother awoke. Deputy Dist. Atty. Ariadne Symons said the Dana Point attack occurred Sept.
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March 25, 2001 | JACK LEONARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 39-year-old Northern California man who drove to Cypress for a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl was arrested Saturday and accused of using the Internet to solicit sex with a minor, authorities said. Cypress detectives took Robert Michael Salzberg into custody at a fast-food restaurant where he expected to meet the girl and take her to a local motel, said Cypress Police Sgt. Gordon Re.
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April 24, 1999 | JOHN M. GLIONNA and ALLISON COHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In what they called a major break in the disappearance of two college students, including an Irvine woman, San Luis Obispo police said Friday they had found human remains in a remote canyon near the home of a paroled sex offender they term their leading suspect. Rex Allan Krebs, a local lumberyard worker, has not been charged in the case but remains in custody on an unrelated parole violation, police said in a late-afternoon news conference.
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