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  • Transient sex offender convicted in assault on girl, 14

     
    A transient sex offender was convicted and sentenced Tuesday to two years in state prison for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl as she tried to exit a bus in Anaheim....
  • Judge who said rape victim 'didn't put up a fight' later apologizes

     
    A longtime Newport Beach judge who said that a rape victim “didn’t put up a fight” and that her sexual assault was only “technical” apologized for his remarks when confronted by a state agency. Superior Court Judge Derek G....
  • Judge who said rape victim should have 'put up a fight' is rebuked

     
    The state agency that monitors judicial misconduct has publicly admonished an Orange County judge, saying his remarks in a sexual assault case breached judicial ethics and created an impression of bias against the victim....
  • 'Laguna Beach' reality star pleads guilty to DUI

     
    One-time "Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County" reality TV star Talan Torriero has pleaded guilty to drunk driving and has been sentenced to three years' probation, court records show. Torriero, 26, of Laguna Beach, entered a guilty plea Dec. 10......
  • O.C.'s sex offender ban to be reviewed by Court of Appeals

     
    A state appellate court has agreed to review Orange County’s controversial law barring sex offenders from county parks and beaches, a move that may determine whether the ban is legal. The county ordinance, passed in April 2011, prohibits all...
  • Serial killer Alcala's guilty pleas may provide closure, D.A. says

     
    California serial killer Rodney Alcala's guilty pleas Friday to the killings of two women during the 1970s in New York will hopefully bring closure to the families of the victims, Manhattan's top prosecutor said. "Rodney Alcala’s victims were...
  • Judge's comments on women's bodies and rape assailed

     
    Orange County Superior Court Judge Derek G. Johnson has been admonished by the Commission on Judicial Performance for remarks in a sexual assault case. “In the commission’s view, the judge’s remarks reflected outdated, biased and...
  • Judge weeps as 'Dating Game' serial killer Rodney Alcala sentenced

     
    California serial killer Rodney Alcala sentenced to additional prison time on Monday in New York for the murders of two more women, a case that brought a veteran judge to tears during the hearing....
  • Man accused of shooting O.C. doctor says he can't afford lawyer

     
    A retired barber accused of killing a Newport Beach urologist during a medical appointment appeared in court Wednesday but his arraignment on murder charges was postponed after he announced that he could not afford an attorney....
  • Secret jail tapes of Seal Beach murder suspect must be handed over

     
    An Orange County Superior Court judge ruled Friday that a jailhouse informant's recordings that captured the Seal Beach salon shooting suspect talking about the October 2011 mass slaying must be turned over to the defense. Prosecutors had said that the......
  • 'Irvine 11' Muslim students appeal conviction in free speech case

     
    Attorneys have filed an appeal in Orange County Superior Court on behalf of 10 of the so-called Irvine 11 convicted of two misdemeanor charges to conspire and then disrupt a 2010 speech by Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren at UC Irvine....