• Businessman gets 90 days of house arrest in rape of 5-year-old girl

    A California businessman was sentenced on Wednesday to 90 days of house arrest and five years of probation after pleading no contest to felony statutory rape of a girl who is now 7 years old. Aside from avoiding prison, 79-year-old Lyle Burgess of Stockton does not have to register as a sex offender. The victim […]

  • Sex without explicit consent is now rape in Sweden

    Sweden has adopted a law requiring people to get explicit consent before sexual contact. Otherwise it will be considered as rape. In Wednesday’s vote, Swedish lawmakers approved the change by 257 votes to 38, with 54 absentees. The law, which goes into effect July 1, says “it is no longer necessary for the offender to […]

  • Zodiac Killer case could be cracked by decades-old DNA

    Following last month’s DNA-driven arrest of a suspect in California’s four-decades-old Golden State Killer investigation, detectives on the trail of the infamous Zodiac Killer say they believe genetic evidence could provide a breakthrough. A suspect calling himself the Zodiac Killer is believed to be responsible for at least five killings in Northern California in 1968 and 1969. The […]

  • Golden State Killer: Ex-cop arrested in serial murder-rape cold case

    The decadeslong search for the Golden State Killer — who police say committed 12 murders, 45 rapes and 120 home burglaries during a 12-year reign of terror in California in the 1970s and ’80s — is over. Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, a former police officer in Auburn, California, was arrested overnight by police in Sacramento […]

  • Felon Charged with Trying to Sexually Assault Senior Citizen

    Riverside, CA A convicted sex offender accused of attacking an 82- year-old Riverside woman was charged today with assault with intent to commit rape. Angel Joseph Garcia Jr., a 46-year-old transient, was arrested Monday following a Riverside police investigation that began immediately after the June 15 attack in the Canyon Crest area, on the south […]

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