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July 8, 2013 | By Richard Winton
A Redlands high school teacher whose child was fathered by a teenage student was charged Monday with 41 felony counts of sexual intercourse and oral copulation in connection with three boys. Laura Elizabeth Whitehurst, 28, was arrested last week on suspicion of having sex repeatedly with a student at Citrus Valley High School. She gave birth last month to a child fathered by the now 17-year-old student. After her arrest, two other former students came forward saying they had sex with her during her six-year tenure at Redlands Unified School District.
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June 19, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein and Robert J. Lopez
U.S. officials are working with Mexican authorities to bring a former USC professor accused of sexually abusing children back into this country, FBI officials said. Walter Lee Williams, 64, was arrested Tuesday evening by Mexican authorities, Bill Lewis, FBI assistant director in charge, said in a statement. Williams was on the bureau's 10-most-wanted list. His image remained on the site Wednesday morning, with “captured” posted across the bottom. Williams was captured in Playa del Carmen along the Caribbean in the state of Quintana Roo, according to media reports in Mexico.
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June 19, 2013 | By Richard Winton and Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times
A former USC professor who was indicted in sex crimes against children overseas was expected to arrive in Los Angeles as early as Wednesday night after he was captured in a coastal town in Mexico, federal authorities said. Walter Lee Williams, 64, who was added this week to the FBI's Ten Most Wanted fugitives list, was apprehended Tuesday after he was spotted by a Mexican citizen who had seen the fugitive's photo in a newspaper, said Bill Lewis, FBI assistant director in charge in Los Angeles.
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June 19, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez and Richard Winton
A former USC professor who was indicted in sex crimes against children overseas arrived late Wednesday in Los Angeles after he was arrested in  Mexico , the FBI said. Walter Lee Williams, 64, who was added this week to the  FBI 's Ten Most Wanted fugitives list , was escorted by law enforcement authorities off a plane at Los Angeles International Airport. Williams  was apprehended Tuesday  after he was spotted by a Mexican citizen who had seen the fugitive's photo in a newspaper, said Bill Lewis, FBI assistant director in charge in Los Angeles.
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June 18, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein and Robert J. Lopez
A former USC professor who was named this week as one of the FBI's most-wanted fugitives after being indicted for alleged sex crimes against children overseas has been captured in Mexico, the bureau said Tuesday night. Walter Lee Williams, 64, was arrested Tuesday evening by Mexican authorities, Bill Lewis, FBI assistant director in charge, said in a statement. Williams was on the bureau's 10-most-wanted list. Williams is charged with the sexual exploitation of children , traveling with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct and engaging in illicit sexual conduct in foreign places, the FBI said.
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June 17, 2013 | By Richard Winton and Kate Mather
A former USC professor was named Monday to the FBI's Ten Most Wanted fugitives list after he was indicted for sex crimes against children abroad, FBI officials said. Walter Lee Williams became the 500th person to make the FBI's top list, officials said. Federal authorities believe the 64-year-old fled the United States in 2011 after agents questioned him, said FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller. Williams has been charged with sexual exploitation of children, travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct and engaging in illicit sexual conduct in foreign places, and faces criminal forfeiture.
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May 23, 2013 | By Dalina Castellanos
Attorney Gloria Allred announced Wednesday that complaints were filed against Swarthmore College, Dartmouth College ,  USC and UC Berkeley , alleging the colleges failed to follow federal laws regarding sex crimes. Allred said the colleges are not properly investigating and reporting sexual assaults on the campuses. “Women from all over this country are demanding that their colleges stop these rapes and sexual assaults from happening,” Allred said.
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May 7, 2013 | By Robin Abcarian
Maybe, in the end, we will thank Lt. Col. Jeffrey Krusinksi, head of the Air Force's Sexual Assault Prevention Unit, who was arrested on suspicion of sexual battery early Sunday after a woman reported he drunkenly approached her in a parking lot and grabbed her breasts and buttocks. When it comes to dealing with the rape and assault epidemic that plagues our armed forces, Krusinksi's tawdry story puts the finest point on all you need to know about the military's problem with saying one thing and doing another.
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April 18, 2013 | By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
Occidental College has hired two former sex crimes prosecutors to complete an extensive review of the university's handling of sex abuse cases amid allegations that officials don't take such cases seriously. The university announced the review Thursday after a group of Occidental students, faculty and alumni filed a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Education alleging that the school failed to protect women from sexual assaults. Flanked by six current and former students, attorney Gloria Allred said the complaint outlines violations of Title IX, which bars sex discrimination at schools.
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April 5, 2013 | By Ruben Vives
A 59-year-old man serving a federal prison sentence in Arizona for making bomb threats to Disneyland faces multiple counts of sexual assault involving two Orange County women he met through Pennysaver ads in the 1980s. James Michael Camp, 59, of Anaheim, was scheduled to be arraigned Friday on two felony counts of residential burglary, two counts of forcible rape, two counts of forcible oral copulation, one count of grand theft and one count of robbery with a sentencing enhancement for the personal use of a knife.
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