• Judge blocks Missouri 8-week abortion ban

    A federal judge on Tuesday blocked a Missouri law banning abortions after eight weeks from going into effect. “The various sections specifying prohibitions on abortions at various weeks prior to viability cannot be allowed to go into effect on August 28, as scheduled,” writes US District Judge Howard Sachs in an 11-page opinion. “However formulated, the legislation on […]

  • Man Accused in San Diego Date Rape Series to Stand Trial

    A man who allegedly drugged and date raped several women at his downtown San Diego apartment over the course of four years was ordered Thursday to stand trial on four felony sexual assault counts. Juan Carlos Cordero, 36, is charged with raping three women he met on dating sites or in person at various locations […]

  • Lake Elsinore Man Accused of Raping Underage Girls

    A Lake Elsinore man is in custody on suspicion of raping three underage girls, sheriff’s officials reported Tuesday. Deputies at the Lake Elsinore station received an anonymous tip last month and launched an investigation that turned up alleged evidence that Morgan Fowler, 29, “had an inappropriate sexual relationship with three female juveniles,” according to sheriff’s […]

  • Man From Santa Barbara County Arrested For Alleged Rape At Indio Motel

    A Santa Barbara County man accused of raping a woman at a motel in Indio is free on $55,000 bail, police reported Tuesday. Officers were sent at 4:25 a.m. Saturday to the Quality Inn Suites on Indio Springs Parkway, Indio Police Department spokesman Ben Guitron said. The alleged victim, whose name was withheld, told officers […]

  • Lake Elsinore Man Arrested For Allegations Of Sexual Assault Of 13-Year-Old

    A Lake Elsinore man suspected of sexually assaulting a child over a four-year period was in custody Thursday. Edwin Sangalang, 45, was arrested after investigators learned of alleged ongoing abuse against a girl who is now 13, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said. Sheriff’s deputies received a report on Monday from a home in the […]

  • Judge who spared rape suspect because he was from ‘good family’ steps down

    New Jersey’s high court took action Wednesday against two judges who have faced criticism over their comments in cases involving sexual assault. New Jersey’s Supreme Court terminated the temporary assignment of State Superior Court Judge James Troiano, who declined to order a 16-year-old rape suspect tried in adult court because the youth came “from a good […]

  • Warrant Issued For Man Accused of Raping Developmentally Disabled Woman

    A Bermuda Dunes man accused of raping a developmentally disabled woman failed to make a court appearance Tuesday at the Larson Justice Center in Indio, prompting a judge to issue a warrant for his arrest. Gabriel Ortiz, 25, is accused of sexually assaulting a 20-year-old woman, identified only as Jane Doe in court documents, in […]

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