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SPORTS
April 1, 2014 | By Chris Foster
Torian White's football career at UCLA appears to be over. White, who was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault in November, has not enrolled at UCLA for the spring quarter. The offensive tackle was suspended from the team after his arrest. The case is still being investigated, according to a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. "All I can tell you is he is no longer with the team," Coach Jim Mora said. White started 14 games at left tackle as a redshirt freshman in 2012.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 2014 | By A Times Staff Writer
A patient who claims she was sexually assaulted by a nursing assistant at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center while she was heavily medicated described a feeling of helplessness when the alleged crime occurred. "It's devastating," she said, to be victimized "when you're incapacitated and not yourself and weak and scared. " The Times generally does not name alleged victims in sex crime cases. Authorities are now investigating allegations the nursing assistant, who has since been fired, sexually assaulted two patients while they were heavily medicated and too weak to resist, according to court records and interviews.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 2014 | By Ani Ucar and Jack Leonard
A nursing assistant who worked at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is under investigation for allegedly sexually assaulting two patients while they were heavily medicated and too weak to resist, according to court records and interviews. The women came forward separately last year and gave Los Angeles police similar accounts about how a male employee assaulted them while they were being treated at the hospital. Detectives served a search warrant at Cedars-Sinai earlier this year to obtain disciplinary records for Guillermo Fernando Diaz, a nursing assistant who had been assigned to a heart patient area.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times staff
A man was in custody Friday in connection with the beating and alleged sexual assault of a Subway sandwich shop employee earlier this week in Sacramento. Kenneth Chandler Anderson, 22, was arrested by Sacramento County sheriff's deputies and booked on four felony charges in connection with the assault on the woman as she arrived to work early Tuesday, KTXL-TV in Sacramento reported . Anderson is a longtime employee of the sandwich shop, according to the Sacramento Bee. He was booked into jail Thursday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 2014 | By Matt Stevens
A San Pedro man was sentenced Tuesday to four years in state prison after prosecutors say he was caught on camera climbing a backyard fence and sexually assaulting a neighboring family's dog. Christopher Caceres, 22, pleaded guilty to one count each of cruelty to an animal and first-degree burglary, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. In a statement, prosecutors said that from August to November 2013, a family reported their dog would continuously yelp at night.
OPINION
March 22, 2014
The Times published a retraction on March 15 acknowledging that a front-page story on Dec. 7 falsely accused Occidental College of covering up 27 cases of sexual assault in 2012. We appreciate the paper setting the record straight. But the falsehood - spread via the Associated Press and amplified through social media - has caused lasting harm to Occidental's reputation that cannot be undone with an "editor's note" on Page A4. Compounding matters, The Times has failed to report the substantial steps Occidental has taken to deal with sexual misconduct.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
UCLA police are searching for a man who sexually battered a student in Westwood outside the Palomar Hotel. The attack occurred around 9 p.m. Sunday outside the hotel at 10740 Wilshire Blvd., according to a statement from the UCLA Police Department. The female student was talking on her cellphone and walking in front of the hotel when a man approached her from behind and forcefully grabbed her, police said. The victim told authorities she turned around and saw the man running toward a newer model, silver sedan parked on Selby Avenue.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
  A 25-year-old nursing attendant has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a patient at County-USC Medical Center, authorities said Thursday. Terrence Tekoh is accused of assaulting the victim Wednesday in a examination room, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The victim was waiting for a medical procedure. Tekoh was employed by a private company that provides medical personnel for the facility. He was fired after the allegations were reported, the department said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
Two Fullerton brothers were convicted Monday on charges of sexually assaulting two girls. The victims were 3 and 7 when they were repeatedly assaulted by the brothers between May 2010 and August 2011, the Orange County district attorney's office said. Eduardo Rodriguez, 36, and Cristobal Rodriguez, 38, sexually assaulted the victims together and separately, prosecutors said. The brothers also showed pornographic images to the girls. At the time, the brothers lived in a garage and assaulted the victims at a nearby location, according to prosecutors.
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