• Public’s Help Sought in Riverside Daycare Molestation Investigation

    A 73-year-old Riverside daycare operator accused of molesting three children under his supervision over several years may be responsible for additional assaults, and authorities Tuesday asked for anyone with information to come forward. David Diaz was arrested and charged last week with 11 counts of lewd and lascivious acts on a minor. Diaz made his […]

  • Former Wildomar Youth Pastor Accused of Molesting Child Arraigned

    A former Wildomar youth pastor accused of molesting a girl nearly 30 years ago pleaded not guilty Thursday to felony charges. Laverne Paul Fox, 61, was arrested in Erie, Pennsylvania, in June and extradited back to Riverside County. Fox is charged with lewd acts on a child, oral copulation of a minor and forced sexual […]

  • Anaheim Man Gets Life Sentence for Molesting Two Young Female Relatives

    A 54-year-old Anaheim man was sentenced to 60 years to life in prison Friday for sexually assaulting two female relatives, one 6 and the other 8. Gonzalo Santos Gonzalez was convicted Oct. 24 of two counts of oral copulation or sexual penetration of a child 10 years or younger, a count of lewd acts on […]

  • Man Who Groped Teen Girls Sentenced to Probation

    A man who groped two teenage girls on separate occasions at a Palm Desert Walmart store was sentenced Monday to three years probation and three months in a sheriff’s work release program. Brian John Averett, 45, of Palm Desert, pleaded guilty in April to two misdemeanor counts of sexual battery. Riverside County Superior Court Judge […]

  • Temecula Man to Stand Trial for Allegedly Molesting Two Girls

    A Temecula man accused of molesting two girls over a two-year span must stand trial on more than a dozen felony charges, a judge ruled Monday. Thomas Neal Magee, 33, was arrested last October following a Riverside County sheriff’s investigation. Superior Court Judge Kelly Hansen found sufficient evidence was presented to warrant a trial on […]

  • Ohio State officials failed to act as doctor abused 177 athletes over nearly two decades

    Coaches and athletic administrators at Ohio State University knew for two decades that Dr. Richard Strauss was molesting male athletes but failed to sound the alarm or stop him, a long-awaited independent investigation into the scandal revealed Friday. “Students openly discussed Strauss’ examination methods or complained about his loitering presence in the shower and locker […]

  • Man Who Molested Preteen Girl at Perris Home Sentenced

    A 66-year-old Perris man who sexually assaulted a girl at his house was sentenced Tuesday to three years in state prison. Graylin Dennis Williams last month admitted one count of committing a lewd act on a child under 14 years old in a plea agreement with the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office. Superior Court Judge […]

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