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OC Man Pleads Guilty To Raping Girl, 12, While Wearing Clown Costume

A 43-year-old man who worked as a clown has pleaded guilty to raping a 12-year-old girl while in costume a decade ago.


A judge on Friday handed down sentences in the so-called texting murder case of 2009. (credit: Pool Feed)

Van Nuys Men Sentenced In So-Called Texting Murder Case

Two Van Nuys men were sentenced to lengthy prison terms on Friday for their roles in the 2009 execution-style slaying of a Granada Hills man.


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Laguna Hills Pastor Gets 330 Years For Child Sex Assaults

An Orange County pastor has been sentenced to 330 years in prison for sexually assaulting five boys who were members of his parish.


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Man Gets 7 Years For Sexually Attacking 2 Women, Stabbing 1 In Head

A Southern California man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for sexually attacking two women and stabbing one of them in the head.


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Man, 21, Sentenced For Pointing Laser At Law Enforcement Aircraft

A 21-year-old man is expected to serve three years of supervised probation as part of his sentence in connection with a laser pointing incident involving a law enforcement aircraft last year, officials said Friday.


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OC Gang Member Gets Life For 1995 Slaying

A member of a Vietnamese gang has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for the retaliation murder of a fellow gang member in 1995.


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Ex-NFL Linebacker Gets Life In Prison For OC Murder Plot

Eric Naposki was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole Friday for killing his lover’s wealthy live-in boyfriend in 1994.

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Anaheim Man Sentenced To Prison For MySpace Sexual Assault

Matthew Castaneda, 36, will serve 15 years to life for his conviction in May of aggravated sexual assault of a child and committing a lewd act on a child younger than 14.


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Man, 30, Sentenced To 65 Years To Life For Raping Developmentally Disabled Girl, 7

Orange County prosecutors say a Huntington Beach man has been sentenced to 65 years to life in prison in the kidnapping and sexual assault of a 7-year-old developmentally disabled girl.


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‘Wrong Way’ Bandit Sentenced To 11 Years In Prison For Bank Robbery

The so-called “Wrong Way” bandit pleaded guilty Friday to several bank robberies and was immediately sentenced to 11 years and four months in prison.


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Man Sentenced For Murdering Acquaintance Who Didn’t Want To Join Gang

A 23-year-old man was sentenced Friday to life in prison for killing someone in his group of friends who didn’t want to join the gang they were in.



OC Man Sentenced For Sexually Assaulting, Attacking 3 Women

A 24-year-old Orange County man was sentenced Friday for sexually assaulting two women and attacking another outside her home.


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Gang Members Sentenced For Robbing 2 OC Jewelry Stores

Prosecutors say two San Diego gang members have been handed lengthy sentences for their roles in the armed robberies of two Orange County jewelry stores in 2009.


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Man Gets 40 Years For Christmas Eve Sexual Assault Of Female Relative, 8

An Orange County man has been given a possible life sentence for sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl on Christmas Eve.


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Ex-LAPD Detective Sentenced To 27 Years In Prison For Murder

District Attorney Steve Cooley hailed the use of DNA evidence in the conviction of former LAPD detective Stephanie Lazarus.